Class action lawsuit filed in connection to hepatitis A outbreak
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A class action lawsuit was filed today in Nevada against Townsend Farms because of the frozen berry and pomegranate seed mix that has been linked to a hepatitis A outbreak in several western states.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Thomas Fiore and all other Nevada residents who received a hep A vaccination or immune globulin injection after eaten the frozen berry blend, which was sold at Costco.
According to the complaint, Fiore purchased the blend in May and received the vaccine after learning about the outbreak.
The class action lawsuit asks that all class members being compensated for the cost of receiving the vaccine or immune globulin injection and for any time missed from work or other expenses.
The lawsuit was filed in Clark County Superior Court by Seattle-based Marler Clark and Las Vegas attorney Craig Murphy.
Close to 90 people in eight states were sickened after eating the frozen berries. Six cases have been reported in Nevada.