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Lawsuits filed in Hep A outbreak

By Erika Engle

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LAST UPDATED: 11:00 a.m. HST, Jun 06, 2013



At least two law firms have filed lawsuits in the multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries sold at Costco and other stores.

Seattle-based Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit against berry producer Townsend Farms “on behalf of all individuals who received hepatitis A vaccination or immune globulin injections to prevent infection with hepatitis A after eating the frozen berry and pomegranate blend,” the firm announced, in a statement.

Houston-based Simon & Luke, which also specializes in food safety cases, filed suit along with co-counsel Gomez & Iagmin against Costco Corp. and Tounsend Farms in Superior Court of San Diego County, Calif. on behalf of a consumer, after filing a previous suit in Los Angeles on Monday, on behalf of another consumer.






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ryan02 wrote:
"on behalf of all individuals who received hepatitis A vaccination or immune globulin injections to prevent infection with hepatitis A" Really?! They're suing because they had to get a vaccine? I had a hepatitis vaccine before we went on a safari trip to Tanazia. I don't like contaminated food either, and I might even sue if I got sick -- but suing because you had to get a vaccine? That vaccine was probably a good thing to get anyway.
on June 6,2013 | 11:16AM
otoko44 wrote:
Let the ambulance chasing begin.
on June 6,2013 | 12:16PM
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