Legionnaire's Disease Lawsuit

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Legionnaire's Disease Lawsuit

Legionnaire’s Disease Cases:

Legionnaires’ disease is a bacterial disease that can cause respiratory illness or pneumonia. Sadly, 1 out of every 10 persons diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease will die from it, and those that survive are often left with residual symptoms like weakness, memory loss and breathing problems. If you’ve been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a lawyer experienced in handling these claims can get you the compensation you deserve. Wetherall Group has successfully handled multiple cases of Legionnaires at multiple properties.

Unlike the Covid-19 “virus”, Legionella is a “bacteria” that causes Legionnaires’ disease.  Although Legionella is naturally found in fresh water environments like lakes and streams, it becomes a public health hazard when negligently allowed to grow and fester in human made water systems such as cooling towers, hot tubs, showers, faucets, decorative fountains, water features, and large plumbing systems. 

Legionnaires’ disease is caused by inhaling invisible water vapors or tiny water droplets which contain Legionella, typically at a hotel or other travel-related environment.  Legionnaires causes symptoms similar to other respiratory diseases, including:

  1. cough;
  2. shortness of breath;
  3. fever;
  4. muscle aches; and
  5. headaches.

Persons most at risk are:

  1. the elderly;
  2. current or former smokers;
  3. those with chronic lung disease, and/or
  4. those with weakened immune systems.

These symptoms usually begin 2 to 10 days after being exposed to the bacteria, but they can take longer. Diagnostic testing can be done by a physician if they order tests on urine or sputum samples.  Legionnaire’s is a deadly-serious illness, but it can be treated effectively with the right antibiotics.

According to the CDC, “The number of people with Legionnaires’ disease grew by nearly 4 times from 2000–2014. … About 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported in the United States in 2016. However, because Legionnaires’ disease is likely underdiagnosed, this number may underestimate the true incidence.”  If you are diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, your treaters are required to report your case to the CDC, who in turn contacts local health officials in an attempt to determine where you were infected, so that appropriate investigations can occur and measures taken to reduce or eliminate the risk to others.

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have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.