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Botulism

Although the rates of botulism in the United States have decreased, botulism is still a serious illness that people must be aware of when preparing food. Botulism is most commonly affects infants, but it has been known to infect people of all ages. Humans develop botulism whenever the Clostridium botulinum bacteria enters the body either through open wounds or from improperly canned or preserved food products.

If left untreated, botulism can be severe and even life-threatening. If you or a loved one has developed botulism and feel a negligent party is responsible, contact the San Antonio dangerous products lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999. We will sit down and discuss your legal options with you to decide on the best possible course of action.

Symptoms of Botulism

The botulism bacteria is most commonly found in home-canned foods like vegetables as well as cured pork and even honey. The bacteria produce a toxin that can affect many different areas of your body. The most common symptoms of botulism include:

  • Compromised vision
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Numbness or paralysis in certain limbs
  • Impaired ability to breathe

Types of Botulism

Because the bacteria that cause botulism can live in a number of different places, you can develop botulism from a variety of sources. The three main classifications of botulism include:

  • Food-borne botulism
  • Infant botulism
  • Open-wound botulism

It is important to be aware of the causes and symptoms of botulism so you can take swift action to prevent any life-threatening damage. If left untreated, botulism can cause permanent nervous system problems or even death.

Contact Us

Contact the San Antonio dangerous product attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 today to schedule a free consultation with a qualified personal injury lawyer. Let us handle your case while you focus on you or your loved ones’ recovery.

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