Three O'Charley's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee have been linked to a hepatitis outbreak that has affected hundreds of people across the Southeast and Northeast. Eighty-one cases of hepatitis A, one involving death, were reported among diners of an O'Charley's restaurant in Knoxville while at least ten reports of the liver disorder have been reported by two restaurants in Georgia--one in Macon and the other in Centerville.
The news comes just as officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are finishing an investigation of a hepatitis A outbreak in Pennsylvania. Three people died and more than 600 others are ill due to an outbreak at a Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant near Pittsburgh. Investigators believe both cases are linked to green onions imported from Mexico. Authorities have begun detaining shipments of green onions at the border.
See your doctor if you have developed hepatitis A due to the 2003 outbreak at O'Charley's restaurants in Tennessee and Georgia . In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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