The Chemung County Health Department linked the outbreak to a Maple Lawn Dairy restaurant employee who was diagnosed with the Hepatitis A virus, and was working at the restaurant while infectious.
Donald Rockwell had lunch at the Maple Lawn Dairy Family Restaurant on October 3, 2004. He was hospitalized with acute hepatitis A infection on November 3, 2004, and died of liver failure secondary to hepatitis A infection on March 13, 2005.
Marler Clark's hepatitis A lawyers represented Mr. Rockwell’s estate in a lawsuit against the Maple Lawn Dairy. The matter was resolved in early 2006.
More about the Maple Lawn Dairy hepatitis A outbreak can be found on the Marler Clark-sponsored site about hepatitis A.