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Update: Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Genki Sushi Scallops Continues to Expand
September 30, 2016 – Eight more people have been confirmed as victims of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to scallops sold at Genki Sushi restaurants, bringing the total to at least 284 cases. Although the scallops were identified as the likely source of the outbreak on August 15, it is likely that new infections will continue to be reported seeing as symptoms can take up to 50 days to appear, according to the Hawaii Department of Health.
What’s the Problem?
August 25, 2016 – The class action was filed yesterday in First Circuit Court following the FDA’s confirmation that the Hepatitis A illnesses were the result of tainted scallops sold at Genki Sushi restaurants in Oahu and Kauai, according to KHON 2.
The scallops were imported from the Philippines by Sea Port Products and distributed to Genki Sushi by Koha Oriental Foods. All 3 companies are named as defendants in the suit.
The complaint alleges that all food and drink products sold at Genki Sushi locations on Oahu and Kauai during the exposure period were unsafe as a result of the contaminated scallops and potentially exposed thousands of consumers to Hepatitis A. To date, over 200 confirmed cases of the virus have been linked to the outbreak.
Plaintiffs in the class action include everybody who consumed food or drink at Genki Sushi restaurants from April through August, and who obtained a Hepatitis A vaccination or an immune globulin shot. Lead plaintiff is Bryan K. Cuelho of Waialua, who allegedly ate contaminated scallops at the Waikele Genki Sushi on August 6 and received a Hepatitis A vaccine shot on August 16. The complaint seeks unspecified damages.
252 Sickened in Hepatitis Outbreak Linked to Genki Sushi Scallops
September 8, 2016 – The Hepatitis A outbreak linked to raw scallops served at Genki Sushi restaurants in Hawaii has now sickened at least 252 people. That’s up by 11 people from last Wednesday. The Hawaii Department of Health said that all of the hepatitis cases have been in adults, who fell ill between June 12 and August 16. Approximately 66 people have required hospitalization, and all but 14 of those sickened are Oahu residents.
Do I Have a Genki Sushi Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Genki Sushi lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hepatitis cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were severely sickened after eating at Genki Sushi, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.