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"You can sue for damages, hospitalisation costs, pain and suffering - these would be the big three you can claim for. Essentially you would have to obtain a medical report to identify the cause of the illness," said Ragunath.
However, he cautioned that the damages a person can get from a personal injury suit are legally capped and would also depend on the level of pain and suffering one sustained.
" It won't be a huge amount of money," said Ragunath.
He added that one would have to get the host of the wedding involved in the suit as there is no contractual link between the victim and the caterer, unlike at a restaurant.
"Eating at a restaurant and eating at a wedding are two separate things, as there would be a contractual liability at a restaurant as you paid for the food," said Ragunath.
Asked if a caterer or restaurant owner could rely on any defences, Ragunath told The Star Online that there was one - when preparing food and drink, be extremely cautious.
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