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Hepatitis A Food Poisoning Lawsuits and Hepatitis A Lawsuit Help

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting victims of Hepatitis A food poisoning. If you or a loved one was sickened by Hepatitis A and you have a question regarding you legal rights, you can request a free food poisoning lawsuit evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Let us help you take the first step toward seeking compensation for your food poisoning injuries.

About Hepatitis A Food Poisoning

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is transmitted by the fecal (poop) to oral route by either consuming a food or drink that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected individual, or by placing an HAV contaminated object in one’s mouth.

Likely foodborne sources of HAV infection include cold cuts, fruits and fruit juices, milk and milk products, vegetables, salads, raw shellfish (harvested from sewage contaminated water), and contaminated water.

HAV can spread from person to person if an infected individual does not properly wash his or her hands after going to the bathroom, and then touches a food product, or an object that later comes into contact with the victim’s mouth. Person to person transmission can also occur if a caregiver fails to properly wash their hands after cleaning up the feces or changing the diaper of an HAV infected person. Sexual contact can also transmit the virus. Casual contact (for example, at work or at school) does not spread the virus.

The CDC estimates that 1,566 cases of Hepatitis A occur annually occur as a result of consuming contaminated foods.

Diagnosis of Hepatitis A

A blood test for a specific antibody called IgM anti-HAV is required to diagnose hepatitis A infection.

There is no medication or treatment that can effectively fight HAV infection. Most individuals will experience short-term illness and then recover completely. Rest and drinking plenty of fluids may be prescribed. Once recovered, an individual is immune and will not contract hepatitis A again.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A Food Poisoning

Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection may include fever, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite (anorexia), dark urine, myalgia (muscle pain), joint pain, clay-colored stool, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes). The onset of these symptoms may be very sudden however, on the average, hepatitis A symptoms appear 28 days (with a range of 15–50 days) following exposure to the virus. Symptoms usually last less than 2 months, although a small number of individuals may remain ill for as long as 6 months. Adults are more likely to have symptoms than children, and some infected individuals may not have any signs or symptoms of the illness.

During recovery, Hepatitis A patients may experience chronic tiredness or fatigue. This can result in an inability to work, and result in an economic loss for victim and dependents.

Fulminant Hepatitis/Fulminant Hepatic Disease – is a rare but serious complication of HAV infection characterized by hepatic necrosis with acute liver failure.

Obtain a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation

If you have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Hepatitis A Lawsuit case evaluation by calling the Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

The information contained on this page has been gathered from the websites of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other sources in the public domain.

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