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Marler Blog Providing Commentary on Food Poisoning Outbreaks & Litigation

50 CLAIM LOSSES DUE TO HEPATITIS

About 50 people have submitted paperwork so far to recover medical costs and lost wages related to the hepatitis A outbreak at the Beaver Valley Mall Chi-Chi’s. Many of them have already been issued checks, generally for less than $3,000 each. Any claim higher than $3,000 requires review from either insurance companies or the bankruptcy court.

My firm has dropped lawsuits against Chi-Chi’s this month and instead named four green onion suppliers as defendants in a suit brought on behalf of one Beaver County man. My strong suspicion is that, with all of the defendants ultimately responsible, there should be sufficient insurance to cover all of the claims.