Legionnaires Disease Solutions

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. We can help you and your family with evaluating a Legionnaires’ disease and determining any possible claims.

Legionnaires’ disease is a form of acute pneumonia which is caused by the Legionella bacteria. This can be present in stagnant or dirty water. People get Legionnaires Disease when they inhale a vapor or mist that is contaminated with the bacteria. According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control, at least 8,000 and as many as 18,000 people go into the hospital with Legionnaires Disease in each year in our country. However, many of these infections are not reported or even diagnosed, so the actual number may well be higher. Legionnaires Disease at first manifests itself with patients exhibiting flu-like symptoms, but these specific symptoms can get much, much worse and eventually can be fatal.

The bacteria that cause Legionnaires Disease generally grow best in warm water and show up in environments such as large plumbing systems, hot water tanks, cooling towers, hot tubs or other parts of air-conditioning systems in big buildings. While the Legionella bacteria do occur naturally in the environment, diseases can result from a failure to properly maintain and/or clean the specific object which contains the infected warm water. In these situations, it is frequently others negligence which permits the bacteria to thrive and puts people at real risk for disease borne contamination.

When a person suffers, or is killed or injured because of others negligence, that person has a legal damages claim against the negligent parties or party. In the cases where that specific negligence leads to contraction of Legionnaires’ disease there are specific, particular investigations and actions which need to be undertaken. To do this you really need a lawyer who knows Legionnaires Disease Solutions and has experience with this very specialized area of legal practice.

Remember that each Legionnaires Disease case is tried on its own inherent facts. Successful results in one case do not always guarantee successful results in your particular case.

What exactly is Legionnaires Disease?

Legionnaires Disease (LEE-juh-nares) is caused by a specific type of bacteria called Legionella. This bacterium got its name in mid-1976, when a large number of people who went to the Philadelphia convention held by the American Legion suffered illness after a bad outbreak of this disease. It is actually an atypical type of pneumonia. Although this specific strain of bacteria was in existence long before1976, more illnesses from Legionnaires Disease are being detected for what they actually are now. This is largely because medical professionals now look for this specific disease whenever their patients have pneumonia.

Each and every year, somewhere between 8,000 and 18,000 people get hospitalized with Legionnaires Disease in our country. However, many infections of this disease do not get reported or diagnosed, so the actual number of cases may actually be higher. More cases of this illness can be found in the early fall and summer, but it can cause infection at any time of year.

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. We can help you and your family with evaluating a Legionnaires’ disease and determining any possible claims.

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