OFT Food Safety & Injury Lawyers are investigating a potentially deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A illnesses that public health officials have said is traced back to Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in West Norriton, Pennsylvania.
At least 10 people have become sick, with another three cases under investigation. Seven people have been hospitalized, and thre people have died.
This page will update as more information becomes known. If you or a loved one became sick with a Hepatitis A infection because of this outbreak, please contact us for a free consultation.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease affecting liver function, caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus causes inflammation in the liver, which can impair its ability to function fully and efficiently. In most cases, HAV is transmitted due to infected fecal matter being ingested via contaminated food or water. Common symptoms include:
Anyone who believes they may have eaten the contaminated blackberries and exhibits the symptoms described above should seek immediate medical attention.
Anyone who believes they may have eaten at Famous Anthony’s during the identified period should consult with a medical professional if they have not previously been vaccinated against Hepatitis A. Such individuals may benefit from treatment called “post-exposure prophylaxis” (PEP). This treatment may be helpful even if no symptoms of Hepatitis A have occurred.
OFT Law is a national food safety law firm with experience in these kinds of outbreaks. We offer free consultations to anybody potentially impacted by this outbreak.