Current Hepatitis A Outbreak in Hawaii
A hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii linked to frozen scallops sold at Genki Sushi restaurants and distributed by two local food distributors has caused at least 206 people in the State to fall ill with the disease, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health, and has resulted in the closure of all Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kaui.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is caused by exposure to and a resulting infection from the hepatitis A virus. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, low fever and other mild, flu-like symptoms. However, in some cases, Hep A may severely harm the liver and in rare instances can lead to death.
Bickerton Law Group LLLP has significant experience regarding cases involving contaminated food and food poisoning, including norovirus and Hepatitis A, and we are presently taking cases relating to the current hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. We can help you obtain fair compensation and restitution for your damages from the restaurants and food companies who caused people to be infected.
Contact Stephen M. Tannenbaum at 808-599-9572.