Attorney For Hepatitis Victims Responds To Chi Chi’s Press Conference AnnouncementFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2003
Seattle Attorney calls on Chi Chi’s to Compensate Victims of Hepatitis Outbreak, Repay Department of Health for Shot Administration and Investigation
PITTSBURGH—Seattle attorney William Marler today asked Chi Chi’s to pay damages to those people exposed to, and those nearly 300 people infected with, hepatitis-A after eating at the restaurant’s Beaver Valley Mall location in October and early November. His request was made after Chi Chi’s announced in a news release that representatives from company headquarters will be in the Beaver Valley area of Pennsylvania on Wednesday to address the outbreak.
Marler, who represents nearly 40 people sickened and exposed in the outbreak, and whose firm, Marler Clark, has already filed one lawsuit against Chi Chi’s, said that the restaurant should be taking a more proactive approach to compensating victims of the outbreak.
“This outbreak has been devastating for the entire Beaver Valley Community,” said Marler. “Company representatives shouldn’t just be coming to ‘address’ the outbreak. It is time Chi Chi’s stepped up to the plate and took responsibility for what has happened, starting with immediately paying all medical bills and lost wages for those who were sickened.”
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