May 27, 2014 — A couple from Missouri have submitted a petition to file a class action lawsuit against Red Robin after they were exposed to Hepatitis A.
The couple, Donald and Melinda Call, allege that Red Robin was negligent for failing to require Hepatitis A vaccines for all employees and allowing a sick person to work. The class action seeks reimbursement on behalf of everyone who was exposed at the restaurant.
The health scare began on May 20, when health authorities in Missouri warned that a food service worker at Red Robin tested positive for Hepatitis A.
They recommend that anyone who ate at the Red Robin on South Gladstone Avenue in Springfield between May 8 and 16 should contact their healthcare provider immediately — especially women who are pregnant and people with compromised immune systems. Up to 5,000 people may have been exposed to the virus. As of May 25, about 2,300 doses of vaccines were administered.
The Hepatitis A virus spreads by direct contact with an infected person or eating food/water that is contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Most people recover without long-term complications, but Hepatitis A can infect the liver and cause life-threatening or fatal liver failure. Infection does not always cause symptoms, but when they do appear may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea, vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored bowel movements
- Joint pain
- Jaundice (yellow discoloration of skin, eyes)
Do I have a Hepatitis A Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hepatitis A induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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