E. ColiIf you just stay off of the highways and maintain a good upkeep on your health, then there is very little chance that you will ever experience a spinal cord injury or become paralyzed, right? Wrong.Many times we never think about the food we are eating affecting our bodies in any other way besides fat content, just like we think that rare instances like Gullian Barre Syndrome (GBS) won’t happen to us. Our firm’s spinal cord injury lawyer in San Diego know that what we should be looking out for during mealsare bacteria and other harmful things that have a way of hiding in our food. One of the most dangerous, and most prevalent, is a bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. Coli).

How Does E. Coli Affect Me?

E. Coli is a type of bacteria that, while not always harmful to you, has strains and mutations that can contaminate your blood stream if they are ingested. Symptoms of E. Coli are vomiting and stomach pains and in some extreme cases, this bacteria can cause paralysis when consumed by human beings.

How Do You Catch E. Coli?

If you eat food that is undercooked or expired, there is a good chance that it has some form of E. Coli in it. Recently a large batch of ground beef used in hamburgers at fast food chains was found to be highly contaminated with the harmful bacteria.The best thing that you can do to avoid contracting E. Coli, thus lowering your chances for paralysis by way of infection, is to properly and thoroughly clean all of your food, make sure that it is fully cooked, and that you buy your food from trusted grocers and farmers markets. As long as you recognize what you are eating before you put it in your body, you should be able to lower your chances of infection by E. Coli, and also your chances of becoming paralyzed.

Call Us Now To Speak With A Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Since 1992, the spinal cord injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC in San Diego have been assisting injured persons just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for their paralysis and spinal cord injuries. We know the legal process can at times be very confusing, but our experience can, however, help guide you through the process.We are dedicated and determined to help you obtain fair and just compensation so that you and your family can recover and move on to a bigger and brighter future.If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.