Hepatitis A is a highly-communicable disease that occurs when an individual ingests something that has been contaminated with hepatitis A virus. Food items prepared without proper sanitation, for instance, are prone to fecal matter contamination, creating a higher possibility of spreading hepatitis A.
Because hepatitis A is considered self-limiting, an ample amount of rest might be what you need to recover from this disease. Resting your liver from alcohol may also speed up your recovery. You should also fight nausea and eat several small meals a day to meet your calorie needs. However, for hepatitis A patients who also suffer from other liver conditions, hospitalization might be needed for monitoring and treatment.
Sadly, restaurant staff and owners can be negligent in ensuring that no contaminant is present in their food and water. Furthermore, some food product manufacturers fail to put in place measures that would guarantee clean, hepatitis-free food production and distribution. If you have developed a disease due to someone else’s negligence, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn what legal action to take to fight for compensation. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.