Platinum Pizza Hepatitis Lawyer Update: Employee Tests Positive for Hepatitis A.
Platinum Pizza on 1575 Broadway, NY, was investigated by The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) on August 13th after it was discovered that an employee was working at the establishment while infected with Hepatitis A.
The Platinum Pizza employee worked while contagious and able to transmit Hepatitis A from August 8th to August 11th 2019; according to the ECDOH during their investigation they discovered that the pizzeria handled about 70 orders a day during that time period. In their investigation the ECDOH found four critical violations and 24-non-critical violations. Gale Burstein, Erie County Health Commissioner, stated “The most notable violations included employees not changing gloves before performing various tasks – like cashing – cleaning and preparing food – there was no soap in the hand wash sink and there was no sanitizing step in the dish washing process.” After the investigation Health inspectors returned to the restaurant on Friday August 16, and the establishment still remains open.
Burstein noted that overall; the number of Hepatitis A cases in the Erie County continues to rise. Erie County officials have stated that they will be offering free Hepatitis A vaccination for anyone who ate or drank anything at Platinum Pizza on Broadway between August 8 and 11. Health Department officials are urging people who ate at the pizzeria, during the time frame in which the employee was working there, to get vaccinated as some people don’t experience symptoms and it goes undetected.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection caused by the hepatitis A virus and results in severe liver disease and sickness. A person usually becomes sick 15 to 50 day’s post-exposure or consumption of food and beverages containing the HAV virus. Along with infection comes inflammation of the liver, which is vital for removing harmful chemicals from the body, storing energy, fighting infection, and storing vitamins and nutrients.
Ron Simon, a national Hepatitis Lawyer, noted “Hepatitis A is temporary and rarely results in chronic liver disease, but if left untreated, acute liver failure could end in death…. If you or somebody you love has contracted the viral infection, contact a qualified Hepatitis A lawyer as soon as you are able. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.”
For more information about a Hepatitis lawsuit, or to speak to a Hepatitis Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.