Can you sue for salmonella food poisoning?
Question Details: I went out and ordered chicken strips. The next morning around 3 am I was constantly running to the bathroom and vomiting and I've had a terrible nauseating and tight feeling for a couple days. Due to this I was unable to make it to work 2 days in a row and I was let go. It's day 3 now and I'm still really sick. Would there be any way to sue for food poisoning on this matter?
First, you'd have to have medical evidence (e.g. a report from a doctor) that you got the salmonella from this serving of chicken strips (e.g. the chicken or other food from the store or restaurant would have to be tested and would have to show positive for salmonella); if you can't connect your food poisoning to this source, you would not be able to prove or establish liability.
Second, you could only sue for the two days of lost wages, not for the lost job; that's because most people who are sick for two days do NOT lose their jobs over it. That in turns means that the connection between being sick and losing the job is too remote or unusual for the law to award compensation for it, because it is not a "reasonably foreseeable" outcome.