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Common signs and symptoms of listeria infection

Posted on May 4, 2015 2:38 pm under Defective Food Product

Listeria infection occurs when food items become contaminated with a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, which thrives in improperly processed food items, such as unpasteurized milk products and raw meat delis. Although it could be self-limiting to healthy people, listeria infection can be life-threatening to pregnant mothers and to those suffering from chronic medical illnesses.

Individuals suffering from listeria infection may experience these symptoms:

  • Muscle aches
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Mental changes
  • Convulsions
  • Loss of balance

In the U.S., cases of listeria infection have been associated with unsanitary food processing and distribution. If you or someone you know has suffered adversely due to listeria infection caused by a defective food product, explore the possibility of seeking financial compensation through a lawsuit. The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see if it qualifies you to hold the food maker liable for all the damages you have sustained. Call our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 today.