Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, a Honolulu law firm in partnership with leading foodborne illness lawyer Bill Marler, has filed a second class action lawsuit as a result of the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. The suit names as defendants Genki Sushi, Koha Foods and Sea Port Products as the sources of the contaminated food. Complaint
The class of plaintiffs includes all persons who consumed food or drink at restaurants (and other outlets where food may be purchased and consumed), where employees were involved in the preparation and sale of food. This includes other restaurants, markets and airline flights during the identified time periods. Following the recommendations of public health officials or other medical personnel, the class obtained a Hepatitis A vaccination to prevent HAV infection. The class does not include those who developed HAV infections.
People who believe they should be included in this class action may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit hawaiihepatitisclassaction.com
Trevor Brown of Starn O’Toole Marcus and Fisher commented, “This action seeks to compen- sate people who were exposed to the second wave of Hep A, and took appropriate action to pro- tect themselves and to protect others from the continued spread of the virus.“
Bill Marler, of Marler Clark said, “The lawsuit underscores why it is so vitally important that all food service workers be vaccinated against Hepatitis A.”
For more information or to speak to one of the lawyers contact Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher at 808-537-6100 and ask for Judith Pavey or Trevor Brown.
Restaurants and Food Outlets Identified as of September 6, 2016
Baskin Robbins, Waikele Center, June 17-19, 21-22, 25, 27, 30 and July 1,3, 2016
Chili’s, Kapolei (590 Farrington Hwy), July 10,12,14,15,17,18, 20-23, 25-27, 2016
Costco Bakery, Hawaii Kai, June 16-20, 2016
Hawaiian Airlines July 31, 2016 August 1, 2016 August 10, 2016 August 12, 2016
Flight HA22 from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Seattle, WA (SEA), Flight HA21 from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Honolulu, HI (HNL), Flight HA18 from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS), Flight HA17 from Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Honolulu (801 Kaheka Street), July 21-23, 26-30, and August 2-6, 9-11, 2016
Taco Bell, Waipio (94-790 Ukee Street), June 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28-30, and July 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 11, 2016
Tamashiro Market, Kalihi (802 N. King Street), July 2, 4, 6-8, 11-13, 15-19, and 23, 2016
Papa John’s, Waipahu, (94-1021 Waipahu Street), July 23-24, and Aug. 2, 2016
New Lin Fong bakery, Chinatown, (1132 Maunakea Street), July 20, 22-23, 25, 27, 29-30, and Aug. 1, 3, and 5-6, 2016
Zippy’s Restaurant, Kapolei (950 Kamokila Boulevard), August 14, 18-19, 21, 23 and 25 -26
Sushi Shiono, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Queen’s MarketPlace (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive), July 5-8, 11-15, and 18-21, 2016
Hepatitis A: Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Hepatitis A outbreaks. The Hepatitis A lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Hepatitis A and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our Hepatitis A lawyers have litigated Hepatitis A cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of sources, such as green onions, lettuce and restaurant food. The law firm has brought Hepatitis A lawsuits against such companies as Costco, Subway, McDonald’s, Red Robin, Chipotle, Quiznos and Carl’s Jr. We proudly represented the family of Donald Rockwell, who died after consuming hepatitis A tainted food and Richard Miller, wo required a liver transplant after eating food at a Chi-Chi’s restaurant.
If you or a family member became ill with a Hepatitis A infection after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Hepatitis A attorneys for a free case evaluation.