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Lone Star Steakhouse in Evansville, IN Linked to Hepatitis A Scare

Hepatitis A immunization clinics to be offered for Lone Star Steakhouse customers in Evansville, IN

The Vanderburgh County Health Department and Indiana State Department of Health announced May 10, 2012 that a Lone Star restaurant employee had been diagnosed with hepatitis A virus and had worked while infectious. Both public health agencies encouraged any Lone Star restaurant customers who had eaten at the restaurant between April 27 and May 3 to receive prophylaxis to prevent hepatitis A infection. The infected employee also worked at the restaurant from April 20 - 26, 2012, but preventive treatment is unavailable for those customers, who may already be infected with hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A Infection

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that causes a mild to severe illness that in the worst case can result in liver failure. Early symptoms of hepatitis A infection include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, pale colored stools, and dark urine. Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, typically sets in a few days after initial symptoms of hepatitis A infection appear.

Adults are more likely than children to exhibit symptoms of hepatitis A infection, and are more likely to suffer liver failure.

Contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with hepatitis A after consuming contaminated food--or if you required preventive treatment to prevent hepatitis A infection after exposure at the Lone Star Restaurant in Evansville, 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 people who contracted hepatitis A, and thousands of people who received injections to prevent hepatitis A, after exposure to the virus at restaurants.

You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.

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