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Old 01-28-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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My husband wound up with severe food poisoning and a $3000 hospital bill after eating a medium well hamburger at a nice diner in Manhattan. Do we have any legal recourse?
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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wow sounds horrible
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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I'm wondering about all the details that you left out. Such as:
-How long ago was this?
-Did you notify the restaurant at the time?
-Did you report it to the health department?
-What actual proof do you have that it was the hamburger?

Something about your post hints to me that this was a while ago and you have no trail of information of evidence.
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It's VERY hard to prove.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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I hope you notified the restaurant immediately....
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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probably very hard to prove. my brother had a horrid case of FP(at least 15 times vomiting) and he was convinced it came from rice pudding at the diner across the street. same thing when they went on vac ation to Fla, they(he wife and son) went in a hotel swimming pool then went to KFC, all got sick and had to stay an extra day at the hotel. hard to know if it came from the pool water or the KFC

the question could be how do we know it wasn't from something days before? foodbourne illnesses can live in you for several days before making you sick
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It is so hard to prove I agree. I had it twice, once from Applebees, and another time from a rice ball I had at a pizzeria. I thought I was going to die both times. I have become so picky about eating out now, and since I don't eat out as much, I notice I feel much better and healthier.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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i'm very lucky i only had FP once in Spain in 1978. any other illnesses like that involved only one trip to the bathroom and less than 5 times since then

do you believe our own unique metabolisms can ward off foodbourne illness better than others can, or is it just a matter of luck that one was simply lucky enough to not come into contact with tainted food?
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island City, NY
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If it was the hamburger, there would likely be numerous other people from the restaurant who also got sick... did anyone else who ate with him have similar symptoms/do you know of anyone else who got sick?

I've had food poisoning a few times, and it's definitely a terrible experience, but I've never gone to the hospital because of it. Generally just spend a day or two in and out (mostly in) of the bathroom and convince a friend or significant other to pick up bland foods (sprite, chips, crackers, bananas).

I take it he did not have insurance? Or did insurance refuse to cover the visit?
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