Legionnaires’ Disease from Condominiums in Baldwin County, Alabama
If you or someone you know has been affected by a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, it’s important to act fast. This potentially deadly form of bacterial pneumonia has recently struck in Baldwin Co., Ala., from an unnamed condominium complex.
Cory Watson Attorneys has represented people sickened or killed by outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease across the country, including victims in:
- Quincy, Illinois
- Bronx, New York
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Atlanta, Georgia
- North Carolina
If you or a loved one has been affected by Legionnaires’ disease, call a Cory Watson attorney today. We have years of experience representing clients in bacteria outbreaks from hotels, cruise ships, hospitals, nursing homes, and military installations.
What Is Legionnaires’ Disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Typically, infected patients are exposed after breathing in mist from water that contains the bacterium – particularly from warm water environments such as: hot tubs, cooling towers, hot water tanks, and industrial or commercial water systems.
Who is Most Exposed to Legionnaires’ Disease?
Those over the age of 50, smokers, or those who have a chronic lung disease or a weakened immune system are at much higher risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease. It is not transmitted from person-to-person.
Legionnaires’ Symptoms and Effects
In some cases, Legionnaires’ disease can lead to fatal complications such as respiratory failure, kidney failure, or septic shock. Symptoms usually become present within 2-14 days of exposure and may include:
- High fever
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
- Chronic pain
- Loss of appetite
- Chest pain
Legionnaires’ Disease fatality rate can be as high as 30%. This makes proper and swift diagnosis essential, so the disease is contained before it becomes severe or fatal.
About Cory Watson Attorneys
Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama as well as Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than $3 billion for clients across the country. Cory Watson Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving product liability related to serious injuries from defective products and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.