Alabama McDonald's Hepatitis A Exposure
On March 28, 2012 the Alabama Department of Public Health announced that people who consumed food from a Northport, Alabama McDonald’s from February 28 - March 14, as well as March 16 may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. The source of the potential exposure was an infected food worker at the McDonald’s located at 2000 McFarland Blvd.
McDonald’s Hepatitis A Outbreaks & Lawsuits
Marler Clark has represented victims of two past hepatitis A outbreaks linked to McDonald’s. In 1998, the firm’s hepatitis A attorneys represented a Washington state woman who was hospitalized multiple times due to a hepatitis A infection she contracted from eating contaminated food from a local McDonald’s.
In 2009 Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of as many as 10,000 people who were required to receive immunizations when an Illinois McDonald’s was linked to at least 32 hepatitis A illnesses. The firm represented several of those victims in separate lawsuits.
Hepatitis A Symptoms and Vaccine
Hepatitis A is the only common vaccine-preventable foodborne illness in the United States. If given within 14 days of initial exposure, the hepatitis A vaccine or immunoglobulin shot can provide immunity from infection.
Hepatitis A is typically transmitted from person to person or via contaminated food or water. Outbreaks are often associated with infected food handlers. Symptoms may not occur for several weeks after exposure and may include abdominal discomfort, fever, malaise, muscle aches, and a yellowing of the skin called jaundice. In rare cases, hepatitis A causes liver failure.
Contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A Attorneys
If you or a family member became ill with hepatitis A after consuming contaminated food from the Northport McDonald’s and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark hepatitis A lawyers for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of hepatitis A outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented hundreds of victims of hepatitis A outbreaks, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.
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