Today marks the last day that the City of Lubbock will be administering the Hepatitis A vaccine to those patrons of Cheddar’s Casual Café located on 4009 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock, Texas who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A from a restaurant worker. According to a report by Nicole Garza, there may have been “several thousand

The health department will be offering the free shots at their clinic at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane until 4:00PM today. So far, Lubbock health officials have immunized approximately 2,300 people. That does not include individuals who may have received the shot in a different county or state or from their primary care physician.

Recently, the Marler Clark law firm filed a class action lawsuit against another well-known restaurant chain after its patrons were potentially exposed to Hepatitis A and had to receive the vaccine. The firm’s hepatitis A attorneys have unmatched hepatitis A litigation experience and have worked for victims in cases against such restaurants as Subway, McDonald’s, Carl’s Jr., and Chi-Chi’s among others. 

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Claire received her J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law with a concentration in Energy and the Environment in May 2010. She received her B.A., majoring in English, from Villanova University, magna cum laude. During law school, Claire served as Articles Editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, was elected President of the Legal Emergency Aid Project and elected Treasurer of Hofstra Law Women. She is currently pursuing an LL.M. degree in Food and Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. In August 2010, Claire was selected as the recipient of the Marler Clark Graduate Assistantship, part of a new public/private partnership that will allow the University of Arkansas School of Law to partner with leaders in the food and agricultural legal communities. Although she began the LL.M. Program in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Claire is now living in Seattle in order to devote more time to her work at Marler Clark and is completing her LL.M. degree through distance learning. In addition to her academic and professional commitments, Claire blogs on Food Poison Journal and has been published in the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Update and the American Agricultural Law Association’s Update.