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Hepatitis A Class Action

Hepatitis A Class Action

Class action lawsuits are often filed for everyone who was exposed to hepatitis A in major outbreaks of food poisoning. However, victims who were actually infected usually file individual lawsuits.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, 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.

Overview

Hepatitis A is a common virus that causes liver inflammation. It spreads in human feces and person-to-person contact. The symptoms can take 15-50 days to appear and cause an illness that lasts several months.

What Causes Outbreaks of Hepatitis A?

Large outbreaks are rare in the United States, but they tend to occur in two ways:

  • Food poisoning: Food that is imported to the United States and/or contaminated with raw sewage can cause massive outbreaks. These outbreaks often occur when dirty water is sprayed on food that is eaten uncooked.
  • Food workers: Outbreaks can occur when food-handlers who are infected with hepatitis A do not wash their hands after using the bathroom and prepare food that is eaten uncooked.

Hepatitis A Class Action Filed Against Genki Sushi

In August 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed against Genki Sushi on behalf of everyone who was exposed to hepatitis A from April-August 2016. The outbreak infected over 200 people and was linked to scallops imported from the Philippines.

Costco Class Action Filed for Hepatitis A Outbreak

In June 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed against Costco after an outbreak of hepatitis A. The outbreak was linked to frozen berries in Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend. At least 165 people in 10 states were infected with hepatitis A.

Preventing Hepatitis A Infection After Exposure

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine: If given within 2 weeks of exposure, the vaccine can help prevent infection. A booster shot is needed 6 months later for long-lasting protection.
  • Immune Globulin (IG) Shot: This shot of antibodies destroys the hepatitis A virus and can prevent infection in 85% of patients if given within 2 weeks of exposure.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, we are not filing a hepatitis A class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were infected with hepatitis A in outbreaks at restaurants or food poisoning.

About Class Actions

Class actions lawsuits are often filed for everyone who was exposed to hepatitis A after an outbreak. They seek compensation for thousands of people who needed a vaccine, IG shot, or check-ups.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions have disadvantages for people who were actually infected with hepatitis A. They are often much more seriously injured than the average class action member — especially victims who are hospitalized or experience months of symptoms.

This is why individual lawsuits are usually filed for people with hepatitis A. They get their own lawyer who specializes in maximizing compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, long-term injuries, and more.

Do I have a Hepatitis A Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, 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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