Your Legionnaires Disease Attorney

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

Call your Legionnaires Disease 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.

Legionnaires’ disease is a less well known type of severe pneumonia that, although it is not contagious person to person, can badly affect a good sized group of people at any particular point. Legionnaires Disease gets contracted in places where the infectious Legionella bacteria are found such as showers, whirlpools, spas and hotels in which people breathe in or inhale water mist or vapor which has gotten contaminated or infested with this bacteria.

Carabin Shaw’s Experience with cases of Legionnaires Disease

Our attorneys at, or associated with, Carabin Shaw have significant experience proving up damages and liability associated with victims of Legionnaires Disease. One thing we have learned from our extensive experience in this litigation area is to be fully knowledgeable and aware of both the effects and medically known causes Legionnaires Disease. Working together and alongside our trained and experienced investigators, we always perform the thorough investigation needed to establish liability in cases like yours.

Where Does Legionnaires Disease Actually Come From?

Naturally and normally found in the wild, typically in freshwater creeks and ponds, Legionella bacteria grow at their best in warmer water and are frequently found in large plumbing systems, hot water tanks, fountains, sprinkler systems, air conditioning cooling towers and hot tubs. Simply breathing in the bubbles contained in a whirlpool spa which hasn’t been disinfected and cleaned properly can lead to a person contracting Legionnaires Disease.

Legionnaires Disease is a fairly common illness which leads to the hospitalization of at least 8,000 and as many as 18,000 people in our country each year, according to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Symptoms of Legionnaires Disease

Sadly for its victims, Legionnaires’ disease can actually be very difficult to diagnose with certainty because Legionnaires often produces symptoms which are similar to other better known types of pneumonia. The symptoms of Legionnaires Disease usually include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle Aches
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • High fever

The symptoms of Legionnaires normally develop between 2 and14 days after the victim is exposed to the disease bacteria. Thorough chest X-rays are usually needed to specifically identify the type of pneumonia caused by any particular bacteria. Tests of the urine, blood and sputum (phlegm) may be conducted to help identify actual Legionella bacteria in the victim’s body.

Legionnaires’ Disease Treatment

Many times, Legionnaires Disease is treated with antibiotics. Even with these, the disease can still sometimes be life-threatening. This is especially true if you have a weak immune system, have lung disease, smoke or are over 50-years-old. Legionnaires Disease is can be deadly in at least 5% and up to 30% of cases and effective, timely treatment is important. If you have suffered a Legionnaires infection, you need a Legionnaires Disease Help attorney today. We can be those attorneys.

Dedicated to Defending and Protecting Your Rights

Inefficient or incorrectly maintained water systems are no excuse for any innocent people to be infected with a possibly fatal disease. No matter where you or a loved one has gotten Legionnaires Disease. Even if you got it in an apartment complex, at a hotel or on another premises, the representation and legal guidance you need is available to help you through this challenging time.

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

Call your Legionnaires Disease 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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