Asked 4 months ago - Los Angeles, CAFlag
I went into emergency on a wed. for chest pains and was admitted into the hospital that night. On Thursday morning I became nauseated and later that afternoon i begin to continuously vomit up everything that I attempted to consume. Shortly thereafter I got a bad case of diarrhea and I immediately informed the doctor and the nurse that I believe I have gotten food poisoning from the sandwich I was given in emergency of the food tray because I had not eaten anything else that day. I made a report with the patient advocate but before that I was almost ignored by the staff on Thursday night who gave me no answers and no attention other than the CNA to take my vitals. i called for my nurse several times and got no response
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Proving that your sickness came from the sandwich that you ate can be very difficult to prove. Unfortunatley, when you enter an emergency room for an illness (chest pains), you can easily pick up whatever illnesses there are at the ER. Without proof that it was the sandwich and that you had a sandwich from the hospital, it can become difficult to prove that the sickness did not come from some other person. The flu and nurovirus are hitting the United States very hard right now. Please contact a personal injury lawyer in your area if you are considering going forward with a claim. Good luck.
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