Hepatitis Litigation

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Carl's Jr. Hepatitis A Lawsuits

In February of 2000, the Spokane Regional Health District learned that an employee at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Spokane, Washington, had tested positive for hepatitis A. The worker handled food at the Carl’s Jr. and over 1,400 people received Immune Globulin injections to prevent against hepatitis A infection after eating food prepared by the worker while they were infections.

Marler Clark represented four families with members who became ill with hepatitis A after eating at the restaurant in claims against Carl’s Jr. Those claims were resolved for amounts ranging from $25,000 to $75,000. The firm also filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all people who received Immune Globulin injections to prevent hepatitis A infection. Marler Clark and Carl’s Jr. settled the class action lawsuit for the cost of Immune Globulin inoculations, plus $200 for each individual.

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