Testing Positive for Legionella

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

Call your Legionnaire’s Disease help attorneys at Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family.

Unfortunately, an actual diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease can get tricky. This particular illness is “not easy to distinguish from other forms of pneumonia,” the Federal Agency, the “Occupational Safety and Health Administration” reported.

To get a medically accurate diagnosis, health professionals usually have to do several tests. Many of the more common tests to detect Legionnaires’ disease specifically, the U.S. National Library of Medicine reported, usually include:

  • Bronchoscopies which permit doctors to look inside the airways and lungs
  • Chest x-rays
  • Urine sample tests
  • Blood tests
Antibiotics and other kinds of treatment

If you are diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, antibiotics will usually be your main course of treatment. However, you may well need other kinds of medical care also, the “U.S. National Library of Medicine” has reported. You may need to get fluid through use of an IV to help reduce dehydration. A breathing machine or oxygen mask may be necessary to assist with your breathing.

How Many People Really Die from Legionnaires’ Disease Itself?

Usually, the unfortunate mortality rate for those with Legionnaires’ disease will fall in between five and as many as 30 percent. The exact actual death rate will vary between outbreaks and locations. However, when looking at patients who acquired it in a hospital and patients who unfortunately didn’t get the right treatment immediately, the mortality rate can leap up to a horrid near-50 percent.

Why you need to file a Legionnaires’ disease lawsuit

People go after compensation for injury claims with lawsuits for many different reasons. If you were in the hospital and are personally liable for paying large medical bills, a claim and/or lawsuit against the entity or party who was supposed to do the maintenance on the contaminated water system be your only way to get compensated. You can sue for compensation for your medical bills and for other damages. These could include damages if you missed time from work due to your hospitalization, or if you have been left with permanent and irreparable health difficulties.

You might well also get angry that you had an entire life-threatening ordeal because an uncaring property owner behaved negligently while maintaining a commercial water system. It could be that you simply want to see that entity, person or company held to account for their actions. Call Carabin Shaw’s Legionnella Help Lawyers today for your free consultation to see if you have a case.

What a Texas Lawyers after Testing Positive for Legionella Will Do for You

Standing up for your rights doesn’t really have to be that hard. With good, experienced attorneys on your side of this fight, you can rest easy and focus on what matters to you know, your recovery. Our attorneys will do the rest. We will investigate whatever negligence allowed this disease to happen, build you a strong case and fight the good fight to get you the monetary compensation which you deserve and the law allows.

Someone or something else allowed the Legionella bacteria to flourish and put you in harms way. That person or company should face all of the consequences, not you. By yourself, you don’t really have the legal and financial resources to do the investigation of the actual source of any illness, prove who or what was at fault when you developed Legionnaires’ disease, and to stand up for yourself to an owner or operator who happens to be a big corporation with highly paid lawyers on staff. But with Carabin Shaw’s experienced Legionella Help Lawyers, you will have all the experience and resources you need to to have your best chance to succeed in your claim.

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

Call Carabin Shaw’s Texas Lawyers after Testing Positive for Legionella at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family.

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