Canberrans who suffered food poisoning linked to a Kingston donut shop may have legal rights to redress, according to a personal injury lawyer.
Liam Casey, director of public accountability and medical law for Slater and Gordon, said those affected may be entitled to compensation, especially for pain and suffering, if they were struck down with food poisoning.
“Fortunately, most people who contract food poisoning are likely to make a full recovery and do not end up with a permanent impairment, however, a claim can still be filed, even in these cases,” he said. he declares.
“Food poisoning is a terrible disease to experience and can lead to other related health complications. I have seen severe cases resulting from previous outbreaks in ACT where our clients have had long periods of sick leave and increasing medical expenses due to persistent symptoms. “
Mr Casey said consumers would have to prove that they had contracted food poisoning while eating donuts in the store being investigated by ACT Health, for example by providing a purchase receipt, bank statement or by producing proof of registration in the store.
“I urge anyone affected by this outbreak to seek emergency medical attention first by visiting their GP,” said Mr Casey.
“But if they have suffered food poisoning and incurred personal expenses such as medical bills and lost income, for example, they should seek legal advice as to whether a personal injury claim can be pursued.”