shot.bmpEarlier today, we reported on the immunization clinics being operated by the Cumberland County Public Health Department in response to potential hepatitis-A exposures among those who visited the Olive Garden, located on 234 North McPherson Church Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina anytime on July 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 and August 1, 2 and 8.

Marler Clark has successfully represented thousands of individuals through several different class actions in who have been forced to endure the disruption and inconvenience of be required to seek immunization, including the following:

D’Angelos Restaurant, Massachusetts, 2002:  The food poisoning attorneys at Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all people who were forced to receive immune globulin shots to prevent hepatitis A infection. $200 settlement checks were mailed to 1,347 members of the class after the case was resolved.

Chi – Chi’s Restaurant, Pennsylvania, 2003:  Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all people who obtained immune globulin shots for immunization during the outbreak. An $800,000 settlement fund was distributed amongst the 4,991 claimants who had returned completed claim forms by the October 24, 2005 deadline.

Friendly’s Restaurant, Massachusetts, 2004:  Marler Clark filed a class action law suit on behalf of more than 3,000 people exposed to the hepatitis A virus at Friendly’s.  Friendly’s and Marler Clark resolved the case in 2005.

Quizno’s Restaurant, Massachusetts, 2004:  Marler Clark filed a Class Action lawsuit against Quizno’s on July 9, 2004. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of all persons who were required to be inoculated against hepatitis A following possible exposure to the virus at the Quizno’s restaurant. All claims were resolved.

Houlihan’s Restaurant, Illinois, 2007:  In January, 2007, a food worker at Houlihan’s restaurant in Geneva, Illinois, was diagnosed with a hepatitis A infection.    The Kane County Health Department planned clinics at two locations in Aurora, Illinois, between January 21, 2007 and February 2, 2007 so that patrons who had been exposed to the hepatitis A virus at Houlihan’s could receive free injections of immune globulin.  Marler Clark filed a hepatitis A class action lawsuit against Houlihan’s on January 26, 2007. The matter was resolved in 2008.

McDonald’s Restaurant, Illinlois, 2009:  On July 21, 2009, Marler Clark filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald’s on behalf of all individuals who received hepatitis A vaccine or Immune Globulin injections as a result of their exposure to food that was potentially contaminated with hepatitis A at the Milan, Illinois McDonald’s restaurant.   The claims were successfully resolved last year.