Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

Our Pennsylvania Attorneys Can Help Protect Your Legal Rights

Hepatitis A is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is commonly found in the stool of people with the disease. Hepatitis A can be spread by person-to-person contact, or by contaminated food and drink. In cases of food or drink, the person preparing the food is the one who typically contaminates it.

If you ate at a restaurant and were sickened with hepatitis A, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates for a free legal consultation. The effects of Hepatitis A can be very serious, resulting in medical bills and missed work time.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A

Three out of four people with hepatitis A don't experience symptoms. However, for those who do, symptoms of hepatitis A will usually appear within 28 days after infection, but can begin as early as two weeks for some. These symptoms include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Fever
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice

Symptoms typically subside within two months, although they can last up to six months. Hepatitis A may not be a life-threatening disease, but it can affect your life significantly – you may have a lot of missed work time or need to see a doctor regularly while you're experiencing symptoms.

What Should I Do if I Think I've Been Sickened With Hepatitis A?

If you suspect you have hepatitis A, seek medical attention immediately. When you receive medical treatment, ask your physician to do the appropriate tests to identify the presence of hepatitis A virus in your body. If you believe contaminated food caused your hepatitis A, and you want to get compensation for your illness, you need to have documented medical proof.

Food poisoning cases can be very complicated – especially victims of hepatitis A food poisoning. Because it is spread by person-to-person contact or by contaminated food or drink, it can be tricky to track down and prove the source. That's why you need help from the experienced food poisoning lawyers at Edgar Snyder & Associates. We have over 35 years of experience helping victims get the compensation they deserve for medical bills and missed work time that resulted from food poisoning.

From the moment you hire our Pennsylvania law firm, we go to work for you – gathering evidence, using whatever resources are necessary to prove your food poisoning case, giving you peace of mind, answering your questions, and fighting to get you compensation.

Attorney Edgar Snyder is known for his famous finger point and his motto: "There's never a fee unless we get money for you." Over 30 years later, that motto is still true. If we don't win your food poisoning case or settle the case in your favor, you won't owe us a penny. We guarantee it.

Get a Free Legal Consultation Today to Learn Your Legal Rights

Call 412-394-1000, or fill out the form at the top right of this webpage for a no obligation, free legal consultation of your food poisoning claim. Our phones answer 24/7 and evidence disappears quickly, so there's no time to waste. Contact us today – we're ready to protect your legal rights as a food poisoning victim.

Please note: All of our lawyers are licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. We also have lawyers licensed to practice in Ohio, and West Virginia, and we associate with experienced attorneys in other states. Foodborne illness cases may involve co-counsel.