Legionnaires Disease Information

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

Call your Legionnaires Disease Information Attorney at Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating a Legionnaires’ disease and determining any possible claims.

Many Americans may well not recognize the medical term “Legionnaires’ Disease.” In fact it affects as least 10,000 and as many as 50,000 Americans each and every year. Caused by the infectious “bacteria Legionella pneumophila,” Legionnaires Disease is a nasty type of lung infection that may include its particular form of pneumonia. It got its name from an American Legion convention in 1976 after attendees in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania got sick en mass with this form of pneumonia. The bacterium that was first identified after this bad outbreak got named Legionella in “honor” of the American Legionnaires who attended the convention.

Legionnaires Disease is at its most common in the fall and summer months, but may actually manifest year-round. Due to its similar symptomology to that of pneumonia, Legionnaires is often misdiagnosed or mistaken for ordinary pneumonia. Symptoms include diseases include high fever, chills and a cough. Legionnaires Disease can be diagnosed through use of sputum, urine and blood tests in addition to comprehensive chest X-rays.

Patients usually contract Legionnaires’ disease after they inhale mist or vapor that has been contaminated with the bacteria. Generally, this contamination happens due to plumbing systems, whirlpool spas, humidifiers and bathtubs that have gotten contaminated. While Legionnaires’ disease is a bacterial infection, it is known to be passed from one person to another person. Rather, is only known to be contracted by inhaling contaminated air. Legionnaires Disease usually infects people in air conditioned hotels, on cruise ships and in hospitals, any and all of which usually have plumbing or conditioned air systems that can breed this particular bacterial infection. If you suspect that you have contracted Legionnaires’ Disease, call Carabin Shaw’s Legionnaires Disease Information Lawyers for both representation for your losses and if you have any other questions about this terrible disease.

Legionnaires’ is a very serious and possibly deadly disease. It kills at least five and as many as 30 percent of all of those patients who get it. Antibiotics are the usual indicated treatment for those who contract Legionnaires Disease. Although this disease usually inflicts its harm upon those with weak immune systems and the elderly, it can also afflict, transplant patients, smokers and even those individuals who are otherwise healthy.

Convention Centers, hospitals and hotels, and other larger facilities that fail to properly maintain their humidifiers, air conditioning systems and hot tubs can be held liable in a lawsuit filed when an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurs. If you have been the victim of a case of Legionnaires’ disease, please inform the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as quickly as you can and consider seeking competent legal representation. A successful lawsuit for damages caused by Legionnaires’ disease can get you significant compensation towards the costs of your treatment and any deaths or long-lasting effects of the disease. If you suspect that you have contracted Legionnaires’ Disease, call Carabin Shaw’s Legionnaires Disease Information Lawyers for representation or with questions.

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

Call your Legionnaires Disease Information Attorney at Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating a Legionnaires’ disease and determining any possible claims.

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