Federal officials have linked frozen strawberries blamed for a multistate Hepatitis A outbreak to Tropical Smoothie Café restaurants in Virginia, Maryland and other states across the country. So far, around 130 people are confirmed infected nationwide—including over 100 people in Virginia alone—and officials expect more infections to follow.
At ChasenBoscolo, our lawyers are here to help people in Virginia, Maryland and across the United States who were affected by the Tropical Smoothie Café Hepatitis A outbreak. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with Hepatitis A after eating food containing strawberries, call (800) 322-3380 or fill out a free contact request form today. Our team is available 24/7, and we’re dedicated to assisting injury victims like you.
Egyptian Frozen Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A
Officials from several states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have linked frozen strawberries from Egypt to a Hepatitis A outbreak affecting Tropical Smoothie Café customers in the following states:
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- New York
The contaminated strawberries were removed from Tropical Smoothie Café locations as of August 8th, 2016—but symptoms of Hepatitis A infection can take up to 50 days to appear.
The restaurant chain switched to a different strawberry supplier in August, and officials state the risk of infection is limited to customers who drank smoothies containing strawberries on or prior to August 8th.
Symptoms of Food-borne Hepatitis A Infection
Some people with Hepatitis A show no symptoms, and adults are more likely to show symptoms than children. Those who do have symptoms may experience any of the following:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored bowel movements
- Joint pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
If you or a loved one ate or drank food items containing strawberries from Tropical Smoothie Café on or before August 8, 2016, and show any of the above symptoms, contact a medical professional as soon as possible to protect your health. Then contact ChasenBoscolo to protect your legal rights.
Get Help With Your Hepatitis A Outbreak Lawsuit
Our Hepatitis A outbreak attorneys are ready to fight for the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, so you can focus on getting better. It’s easy to get started, just call (800) 322-3380 or complete our free contact request form anytime. Contact ChasenBoscolo now and get a Lawyer that Cares.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control, Tropical Smoothie Café, or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.