Today I asked Chi Chi’s to pay damages to the nearly 300 people infected with hepatitis-A after eating at the restaurant’s Beaver Valley Mall location in October and early November. I am representing nearly 40 people sickened and exposed in the outbreak and have already filed one lawsuit against Chi Chi’s.

It is time Chi Chi’s stepped up to the plate and took responsibility for what has happened, starting with immediately paying all medical bills and lost wages for those who were sickened.

I have also recommended that Chi Chi’s reimburse individuals for the cost of receiving Immune Globulin (IG) shots, reimburse individuals for wage loss for seeking IG shots, require all employees in all of its restaurants to be vaccinated, review hand-washing and glove policies, and agree to further and fair additional compensation for victims, to be determined later.

In an effort to provide victims of this outbreak with information about the virus, my firm has re-launched its website in a new, more navigable design. Our site website provides some of the most comprehensive information about hepatitis-A on the Web.