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Attorney for Hepatitis Victims Cautions against Assuming Green Onions Source of Hepatitis Outbreak


November 18, 2003

Seattle Attorney also renews call on Chi-Chi’s to compensate victims of hepatitis outbreak, repay Department of Health for shot administration and outbreak investigation

PITTSBURGH—Seattle attorney William Marler today cautioned consumers against attributing the current outbreak of hepatitis-A in Pennsylvania to consumption of green onions. Marler again called on Chi Chi’s to pay damages to those 8,000 people exposed to, and 500 people infected with, hepatitis-A after eating at the restaurant’s Beaver Valley Mall location in October and early November.

Marler represents nearly 50 people sickened and exposed in the outbreak. His law firm, Marler Clark, along with the Pittsburgh law firm of Meyers, Rosen, Louik, and Perry, has already filed three lawsuits against Chi Chi’s.

“While it is true that an earlier hepatitis-A outbreak occurred in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee following consumption of green onions in mid-August, there is no clear indication at this time that green onions involved in that outbreak also caused the outbreak that has devastated Pennsylvania,” Marler said. “The Health Department and CDC are still in the middle of an investigation into the source of the current outbreak.”

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