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We are currently evaluating Raw Oyster Vibrio lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have contracted the serious infection, as well as family members who lost a loved one to the deadly pathogen. If you or a family member has suffered from a Vibrio vulnificus infection after eating raw oysters, we can help you pursue the legal compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. We have helped thousands of people suffering from food poisoning and other injuries win millions of dollars in compensation for their personal injuries and losses. Please call us at 1-888-335-4901 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable foodborne illness attorneys.
Vibrio is a bacteria that is naturally present in salt water and brackish waters. It can cause serious infections, especially among people with weak immune systems. People with liver disease are particularly vulnerable to Vibrio vulnificus infections because the infection often leads to septicemia, which causes the body’s organs to shut down. Septicemia can happen when you eat contaminated raw seafood such as raw oysters. Symptoms of a Vibrio vulnificus infection usually develop within 24 hours of after eating contaminated food.
Vibrio vulnificus infections can cause severe skin infections and gastrointestinal illnesses.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has issued a warning about eating raw oysters after two people died from Vibrio vulnificus infections. The two victims consumed raw oysters from Louisiana before they became ill. One victim was from Pensacola and the other was from Fort Lauderdale. The DOH is investigating the source of the oysters and has asked people to avoid eating raw oysters from Louisiana until further notice.
If you think you may have eaten a contaminated oyster, you should see a doctor immediately. Vibrio vulnificus infections can be very serious and even deadly. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for the best possible outcome.
The long-term effects of a Vibrio infection depend on the severity of the infection. Some people may experience no long-term effects while others may experience permanent organ damage or disfigurement. Since the infection can cause septicemia, some people may also experience long-term effects from the sepsis, such as amputation, organ failure, or death.
Our Vibrio attorneys can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and losses by filing a lawsuit against the company or restaurant responsible for your illness. You may be able to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
The statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a lawsuit. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a vibrio lawsuit is four years from the date of the injury. The statute of limitations for filing a vibrio wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of death. If you miss the deadline, you will be barred from filing a lawsuit and recovering compensation for your injuries and losses, that’s why it is important to contact an experienced vibrio lawyer as soon as possible.
Filing a lawsuit can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. It can also hold the company or restaurant responsible for your illness accountable for their negligence. Filing a lawsuit can also help prevent future outbreaks by forcing companies and restaurants to change their policies and procedures to ensure the safety of their products.
If you or a family member has been affected by the Vibrio vulnificus outbreak in Florida, please call our office at 1-888-335-4901 to speak with one of our experienced vibrio lawyers. We offer free consultations and there is no obligation to hire us.