Can You Sue Costco for Hepatitis A Food Poisoning from Berries?

Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to sue Costco for hepatitis A food poisoning from frozen berries. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team are investigating this outbreak and evidence supporting a lawsuit for victim compensation.

“The grower, processor and distributor of the berries are potentially liable (legally responsible) for these illnesses,” said Fred, who recently won $45,000,000.00 for clients injured by a defective product that caused kidney failure. Get your Free consultation with an attorney HERE. Fred and his team can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.

Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries purchased from Costco appear to be the source of an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened 30 people in 5 states: Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California. This blend includes cherries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, raspberries and strawberries. Costco has removed this product from its shelves, but a formal recall has not been issued.

The first hepatitis A victims became ill on April 29 and the most recent on May 21. Because on average it takes 30 days to become ill with hepatitis A after eating contaminated food, many more people may be part of this outbreak.

The FDA is testing berries for the hepatitis A virus. A positive test could be used as evidence.

The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent infection if given within 14 days of exposure. Some people should receive immune globulin instead of the hepatitis A vaccine. If you ate these berries within the past 14 days please discuss with your doctor whether you should receive the hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin. If you have received hepatitis A vaccine in the past, you do not need to be revaccinated. Costco is providing free vaccinations.

If it has been more than 14 days since you have eaten these berries, the vaccine won’t be effective preventing infection. contact your doctor if you develop hepatitis A symptoms.

Share this article:

Category: Food Poisoning
Ready to talk?

We're here to listen. Tell us what happened to you.

We are not paid unless you win. Submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply