Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuits
Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. The bacteria grow in warm water and can be detected in the water and plumbing systems of large buildings. While most people with Legionnaires’ disease recover with treatment, certain individuals are vulnerable to prolonged and serious illness. An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in July 2019 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, prompting lawsuits by guests who contracted the illness.
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Contact our Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Legionnaires’ Disease cases in all 50 states. We have recovered millions of dollars in lawsuits on behalf of residents of Flint, Michigan who were infected by one of the largest outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in decades.
If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806or submit an email inquiry above.
What is Legionnaires’ Disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is an infection that is contracted by breathing in vapor, mist, or water that contains the bacteria. While the bacteria are naturally-occurring in fresh water sources, when Legionella spreads in poorly maintained water and cooling systems, there is a serious risk of injury to those exposed to it. The disease is spread by inhalation rather than contact with another infected individual. It spreads upon entering the lungs and causes coughing, shortness of breath, fever, and muscle aches. Approximately 1 out of every 10 individuals who are diagnosed with the disease will die according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The individuals most vulnerable to significant complications and death are the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
What is Happening with Legionnaires’ Disease?
A recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease is the largest recorded epidemic of its kind in Georgia. The outbreak killed one woman and led to serious health complications for dozens of others who were staying at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in July. An autopsy confirmed that the victim died from Legionnaires’ disease. Experts are looking into 75 reported cases of the disease, with 12 confirmed and 63 likely cases- all of whom were guests at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel. However, it is believed that hundreds of people were exposed to the potentially deadly bacteria and still do not know that they have the disease. The hotel closed on July 15 as a result of the outbreak.
Legionnaires’ Disease Side Effects and Complications
Side effects of Legionnaires’ Disease include:
- Muscle pain;
- Fever (as high as 104 F);
- Cough, which may contain mucus or blood;
- Shortness of breath;
- Chest pain;
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea;
- Mental changes;
- Infections in wounds and bodily organs; and
Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers are Ready to Help
Contact our Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Legionnaires’ Disease cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry above.
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