I got food poisoning and now have medical costs. Do I have legal rights?Return to FAQ Videos
You do have legal rights if you were food poisoned at a restaurant where you relied upon the meal that you were paying for, you are indeed the consumer. It is a bit tricky because unless the poisoning happened in short time, it’s very difficult to prove that the food that you ate at that particular restaurant caused the injuries that you’re sustaining. It is much easier though for you to prove your injuries if there are other people who were injured, other people who needed hospitalization, or if there was a food recall. It’s provable but it is tricky and it’s going to require you to recount basically every place you ate within a short period of time and what you ate.