Chipotle Grill Hepatitis A Outbreak LawsuitsIn early May, 2008, more than twenty people who ate at the La Mesa, CA Chipotle Grill between March 1 and April 22 had tested positive for Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) infection. More than a dozen victims contacted the hepatitis A attorneys at Marler Clark, and three lawsuits were filed on behalf of four clients. All hepatitis A lawsuits have since been resolved.
Hepatitis A is a food borne virus that can be passed by infected food handlers to consumers. The virus attacks the liver, and symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, dark urine, fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, loss of appetite, and later on, jaundice. In extreme cases, liver failure can result. The virus has a long incubation period, and symptoms may not appear for fifteen to fifty days.
More information about the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) can be found at the Marler Clark sponsored website www.about-hepatitis.com