Legionnaire’s at Hotels and Event Centers
If your family has been affected by a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, you need to act fast. This potentially deadly form of pneumonia has recently struck in North Carolina, and the number of reported cases is on the rise.
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we’ve 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
If you or a loved one has been affected by Legionnaire’s disease, we want to help! 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. Those over age 50, smokers or those who have a chronic lung disease or weakened immune system are much more likely to contract Legionnaires’ disease.
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
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At Cory Watson Attorneys, we believe the true measure of our firm’s successes are the results we achieve that make a difference in our client’s lives.
These clients have first-hand knowledge about what it is like to work with our firm and have experienced our unwavering commitment to putting their needs at the forefront of all that we do.
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I am currently working with Rick DiGiorgio and his paralegal, Autumn White and they have been working on my cases for over a year. They have been kind, compassionate, they update me weekly and always go over and beyond to make sure I am okay and informed. I couldn’t ask for a better team!- Ashley T.
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When placed in an already traumatizing life-changing situation, our attorney Hamilton Jordan took the time to reassure our family that we will get through our son's injury and recovery, and he has been beside us every step of the way!!- Shannon K.
Where Do Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Occur?
Legionella bacteria usually grow in warm, humid environments. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, outbreaks may be linked to water from faucets, showerheads, taps, pools, hot tubs, and industrial cooling towers in locations such as:
- Cruise ships
- Industrial facilities
- Residential buildings
Get Experienced Legal Help From Cory Watson Attorneys
Cory Watson Attorneys has represented hundreds of patients sickened as a result of contamination.
- Duke University Health System, Inc.
Cory Watson Attorneys represented hospital patients who were injured after undergoing surgery performed using surgical instruments that were contaminated with dirty hydraulic fluid.
- Meds IV Pharmacy, IV Compounded Products Recall
Cory Watson Attorneys represented the estate of a woman who died after receiving an IV contaminated with deadly bacteria. The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed 19 cases in patients receiving TPN (total parenteral nutrition) in six hospitals. The contamination was traced to a compounding facility where the TPN was produced; medical authorities closed down the compounding facility.