Another class-action lawsuit filed in Hepatitis A outbreak

Another class-action lawsuit filed in Hepatitis A outbreak

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Another lawsuit has been filed in the Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened more than 250 people.

A second class-action lawsuit names Genki Sushi, Koha Foods and Sea Port Products -- the source of the contaminated food -- as the defendants.

The lawsuit was filed by Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, a Honolulu law firm, along with Seattle-based lawyer Bill Marler.

They said anyone who ate or drank at certain businesses and later got the Hepatitis A vaccine can join the lawsuit to seek compensation. Employees at those specific establishments were diagnosed with Hepatitis A and may have exposed patrons to the illness.

These businesses include:

Oahu:

  • Baskin Robbins, Waikele Center, June 17-19, 21-22, 25, 27, 30 and July 1,3, 2016
  • Chili’s, Kapolei (590 Farrington Hwy), July 10,12,14,15,17,18, 20-23, 25-27, 2016
  • Costco Bakery, Hawaii Kai, June 16-20, 2016
  • Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Honolulu (801 Kaheka Street), July 21-23, 26-30, and August 2-6, 9-11, 2016
  • Taco Bell, Waipio (94-790 Ukee Street), June 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28-30, and July 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 11, 2016
  • Tamashiro Market, Kalihi (802 N. King Street), July 2, 4, 6-8, 11-13, 15-19, and 23, 2016
  • Papa John’s, Waipahu, (94-1021 Waipahu Street), July 23-24, and Aug. 2, 2016
  • New Lin Fong bakery, Chinatown, (1132 Maunakea Street), July 20, 22-23, 25, 27, 29-30, and Aug. 1, 3, and 5-6, 2016
  • Zippy’s Restaurant, Kapolei (950 Kamokila Boulevard), August 14, 18-19, 21, 23 and 25 -26

Hawaii Island:

  • Sushi Shiono, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Queen's MarketPlace (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive), July 5-8, 11-15, and 18-21, 2016

Hawaiian Airlines flights:

  • July 31, 2016 Flight HA22 from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • August 1, 2016 Flight HA21 from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Honolulu, HI (HNL)
  • August 10, 2016 Flight HA18 from Honolulu, HI (HNL) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
  • August 12, 2016 Flight HA17 from Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Honolulu, HI (HNL)

In a statement, Marler said, "The lawsuit underscores why it is so vitally important that all food service workers be vaccinated against Hepatitis A."

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