McDonald's Hepatitis A OutbreakDuring the summer of 2009, public health officials in the Quad-City region of Illinois identified 32 confirmed cases of hepatitis A among patrons of the McDonald's restaurant in Milan, Illinois. At least eleven people were hospitalized due to the severity of their hepatitis A symptoms.
According to news reports, the hepatitis A outbreak timeline is as follows:
- June 17, 2009A person who works at the McDonald’s restaurant in Milan, Illinois, is diagnosed with hepatitis A.
July 23, 2009, the Marler Clark law firm filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald’s on behalf of all individuals who received a hepatitis A vaccination or Immune Globulin injection to prevent becoming ill with hepatitis A infection. The firm has also filed individual lawsuits on behalf of three people who became ill with hepatitis A infections after consuming food purchased from the Milan, Illinois, McDonald's restaurant.
- Hepatitis outbreak leads to new R.I. scholarship
- Marler Clark Donates $25,000 to Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation for Science Scholarship
- Hepatitis settlement pending in Rock Island County
- Milan McDonalds customer sick with Hepatitis A wants apology and medical bills paid
- Kappa woman sues McDonald's over hepatitis A outbreak
- Third suit filed against Milan McDonald’s
- Number of Hepatitis A cases now at 30
- Hepatitis A reporting: No fault on RI County’s part, sheriff's officials say
- McDonald's sued over hepatitis A outbreak
- RI County Health Department: Still-sick McDonald’s worker handled food
- Class Action Lawsuit Filed In Hepatitis A Outbreak
- McDonald's Patron Sues After Hepatitis Outbreak
- Hepatitis A risk for Milan, Ill. fast food patrons
- Business returns to normal after hepatitis A outbreak
- Rock Island County to set up hepatitis A vaccination clinic Monday, Tuesday
- Woman's Suit Alleges She Got Hepatitis at McDonald's