Hepatitis A Outbreak Claims
Federal Practice Group Can Help You Seek Justice
Have you or a loved one been affected by the Hepatitis A outbreak associated with Tropical Smoothie Café? If so, you may be eligible to receive compensation. More than 70 people have now been infected across seven states, including Maryland, New York, and Virginia. No deaths have been reported, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are expecting the number of cases to rise.
If you or your family has been affected by Hepatitis A due to products from Tropical Smoothie Café, then our dedicated team at Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service is ready to hear from you. These Hepatitis cases represent a failure to meet safety standards that has harmed individuals and endangered the public. Our legal team is ready to assess your legal options and take decisive steps towards holding the responsible parties accountable.
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Tropical Smoothie & Egyptian Strawberries
The Food & Drug Administration is currently collaborating with the Egyptian International Health Regulations National Focal Point to discover the cause of the outbreak. Officials have found that the cases are linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt by Tropical Smoothie Café.
The company, which has roughly 500 locations in 40 states, has since removed the strawberries from its inventory. However, the CDC is expecting more Hepatitis A victims to come forward due to the 15-50 days the disease sometimes takes to exhibit symptoms.
Hepatitis A Exposure
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is largely prevented due to vaccines. However, people can still be infected by it due to the mishandling of food. While most patients make a full recovery from disease, it can be fatal when left untreated.
Hepatitis A warning signs can include:
- Jaundice (yellow skin)
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
The outbreak connected to Tropical Smoothie Café has put roughly 45% of those infected in the hospital-- more than twice the rate of hospital admissions Hepatitis A cases usually produce. If you believe that you or a loved one has been infected, the time to start exploring your legal options is now.
The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service is uniquely positioned to assist American citizens in cases such as this when liability likely lies with a foreign entity. We have the resources and experience to ensure that your voice is heard on this matter. Contact us today to speak with our team.