Legionnaires Disease Help

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

Call an attorney at Carabin Shaw who can explain how a Legionnaires Disease Attorney at 1-800-862-1260 can be of help. We can help you and your family with evaluating a Legionnaires’ disease and determining any possible claims.

What are the actual symptoms of infection with Legionnaires’ disease?

Legionnaires disease can induce symptoms which resemble many other forms of pneumonia. Therefore, at first it can be hard to actually diagnose. Indicators of infection with the disease usually include: coughing, chills and a high fever. Some victims may also present with headaches and muscle aches. A Chest X-ray is really needed to find evidence of the pneumonia which is caused by the bacteria. Also, other types of tests can be performed on sputum, as well as urine or blood to look for evidence of the disease bacteria in the person’s body.

These types of symptoms generally begin between 2 and 14 days after exposure to the Legionella bacteria. If you think you have been infected by Legionella, call a Legionnaires Disease Help attorney at Carabin Shaw. We are here to help.

How serious and severe is Legionnaires Disease? What exactly is the best treatment?

Legionnaires’ disease can be a very threatening illness and can lead to death in up to between 5% and 30% of diagnosed cases. Most cases of Legionnaires can be treated efficiently and successfully with antibiotics, and people in overall good health generally recover from this infection.

Where do the Legionella bacteria actually come from?

The specific Legionella bacteria are generally found in the environment, naturally sometimes, but almost always in water. This bacterium grows best in warm, humid water, like the kind found in parts of large building air conditioning systems, large plumbing systems, hot water tanks, cooling towers and hot tubs. The bacterium does not appear to grow in window or car air-conditioners.

How do real people actually get Legionnaires’ disease?

Most people get sick with Legionnaires Disease when they inhale a vapor or mist which has suffered contaminated by the bacteria. An example could be infection from inhaling the steam from a whirlpool type spa which has not been properly disinfected and cleaned.

This particular type of bacterium does NOT spread, become contagious, from person to person.

An outbreak is defined as when at least two, or more, people get sick at about the same time while in the same place. This would include patients in hospitals. All buildings at hospitals have complicated water systems, and many of the people who are patients in hospitals are already sick with diseases which increase the risk that they will contract Legionella.

What should a person do if they think that they were exposed to the Legionella bacteria?

Most people who are exposed to the Legionella bacteria do not get sick. If you believe that you were exposed to this bacterium, talk to your health professional or local department of health. Be sure to tell them if you have been traveling in the past two weeks.

Someone diagnosed as having Legionnaires Disease is not a threat to others who share office space or other areas of their workspace with him or her. On the other hand, if you really believe that your workplace was the source of your illness, contact your local department of health and seek medical attention as quickly as possible.

If you think you have been infected by Legionella, call a Legionnaires Disease Help attorney at Carabin Shaw. We are here to help.

Call an attorney at Carabin Shaw who can explain how a Legionnaires Disease Attorney at 1-800-862-1260 can make your case better. We can help you and your family with evaluating a Legionnaires’ disease and determining any possible claims.

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