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Injury or a Death in the Family From Legionnaire's Disease

Have you suffered injury or a death in the family from Legionnaire’s Disease?

Call your Legionnaire’s Disease Claim attorneys at Carabin Shaw at 800-862-1260. We can help you and your family

Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a very severe and frequently fatal form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. LD may also sometimes be called “legionellosis.

Legionella bacteria are naturally found in our environment, generally living in the water. These bacteria really grow at their best in warm water and may frequently be found in decorative fountains, building plumbing systems, hot water tanks, cooling towers, hot tubs, etc. If you have gotten LD, you should call Carabin Shaw’s Claim Attorneys for Legionnaire’s Disease and we will work with you to see what can be done.

People get LD when they inhale a vapor or mist which contains this particular bacteria. For example, people who are near in in a hot tub which was not cleaned properly and effectively disinfected who then breathe in the tiny drops of water suspended in the air and vapor may well become infected.

The period of time between being exposed to this bacterium to the start of noticeable symptoms is generally between 2 and 14 days. This is usually called the “incubation period.” This is the time it usually takes for this type of bacteria to get into people’s lungs and produce noticeable symptoms of illness that tend to include headaches, muscle aches, high fever, shortness of breath and coughing.

Many kinds of people, especially those over 50, people with weak immune systems, people with chronic lung disease and current or former smokers, will require hospitalization. Of these, between 5% and 30% of those patients who get LD will die. Children, including newborns, can also easily contract Legionnaires’ disease and suffer the same effects as adults. 1

Given the frequently serious harm and significant losses which can result from LD, it’s understandable that these people seek out Carabin Shaw’s claim attorneys for Legionnaire’s Disease to figure out if they really have a good collectable case.

Complications From Legionella Pneumonia

Legionnaires’ disease, also frequently known as “Legionella pneumonia” can have several kinds of life-threatening complications, which are certainly not limited to but include the following:

  • Failure of respiratory system. Once patients develop significant respiratory failure, their survival odds are sadly low. This can happen when they suffer significant or major damage to their respiratory system, which can include oxygen loss in the arteries and/or mechanical changes in the lungs.
  • Septic shock. This can happen if and when sepsis (an infection which travels all through the body using the blood) advances to failure of multiple organs. It is frequently fatal.
  • Kidney failure which becomes acute. When the kidneys are affected by sepsis, they lose the ability to eliminate waste and excess fluid from the blood. This can result in very dangerous levels of waste and fluid accumulating in a person’s body, which can frequently lead to patient death.
  • Endocarditis. This can be an infection within the endocardium, the inner lining of a person’s heart. This infection can happen if and when Legionella pneumonia becomes septic. Endocarditis can do great damage to a person’s heart valves.

We are here to help. Carabin Shaw takes all injury cases on a contingent fee basis. If we don’t get you a recover, then you don’t owe us a legal fee.

Have you suffered injury or a death in the family from Legionnaire’s Disease?

Call your Legionnaire’s Disease Claim attorneys at Carabin Shaw at 800-862-1260. We can help you and your family.

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