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Hepatitis A Lawsuit

Hepatitis A Lawsuit

In recent years, hundreds of people have been sickened with hepatitis A in food poisoning outbreaks linked to raw tuna (ahi poke), strawberries, sushi, scallops, and pomegranate seeds.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hepatitis A 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.

Hepatitis A Recalls & Outbreaks

Hepatitis A Class Action Lawsuits

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 may be eligible to file an individual lawsuit.

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a contagious virus that spreads in fecal matter and causes liver inflammation. Large outbreaks are rare, but they do occur when food or water is contaminated. Hepatitis A also spreads by person-to-person contact, especially food-workers who do not wash their hands.

Symptoms of Infection

It takes 2-6 weeks after infection before symptoms appear. When they do, the symptoms usually worsen over a few days and persist for several months. These symptoms include:

  • Dark urine
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pale or clay-colored stools
  • Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain

Can I Get Sick Again?

No. The virus does not stay in the body after the infection is gone, and people who recover will have antibodies that makes them immune from re-infection.

How Common is Hepatitis A?

An estimated 2,500 people were infected with hepatitis A in the United States in 2014. It has become less common since a vaccine was introduced in 1995.

Outlook & Prognosis

Most healthy adults recover within 3 months without medical treatment, but some patients must be hospitalized for treatment. In rare cases, hepatitis A causes permanent liver damage, liver failure, or death.

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 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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