Botulism Can Be Fatal

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Photo of Clostridium botulinumClostridium botulinum, commonly referred to as botulism, is now rare in the U.S. A nerve toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria causes botulism. The main types of botulism are foodborne, wound infected and infant botulism. Foodborne, as the name implies, is caused from eating food contaminated with the botulism toxin, usually in home-canned foods. Symptoms include double vision or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth and muscle weakness, all associated with paralysis caused by the toxin. Early cases can be treated with anti-toxins, but there can still be a long recovery process. Extreme cases can result in respiratory failure and death.

While it is extremely rare, some cases of botulism do still occur. Victims of botulism often experience severe pain while infected. If you have been infected with botulism, it is important to speak with an Orlando food poisoning lawyer at our firm today. We can fight for your compensation related to your pain, suffering, missed work and medical costs. If you lost a loved one due to complications from botulism, you can file suit on his or her behalf.