Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Lawyer

Our law firm is currently handling claims on behalf of those who have contracted Legionnaires’ Disease from contaminated water and cooling systems. Lawsuits against various institutions and businesses allege that lack of adequate maintenance of their heating, plumbing, and cooling systems has led to outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.

What Do We Know about Legionnaire’s Disease Lawsuits?

Legionnaires’ disease is of form of pneumonia that can cause serious and prolonged illness. It is caused by Legionella bacteria, which grows in warm water, and is often found in hot water tanks, cooling towers, and the plumbing systems of large buildings. Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted when an individual inhales mist or vapor contaminated with the bacteria.

Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have occurred over the last few decades at hotels, hospitals, senior housing communities, cruise ships, condominiums, and nursing homes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 10,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in 2018. An isolated outbreak can lead to serious infection for dozens or even hundreds of people exposed to the bacteria. Individuals and companies responsible for the development, engineering, construction, manufacturing and maintenance of the systems that are the sources of the outbreak may be held liable for injuries. Lawsuits may compensate the survivors of deceased victims or reimburse those who have contracted the disease.

Legionnaires’ Disease + Injuries

Legionnaires’ disease can range in severity from mild pneumonia to serious, life-threatening illness. Legionnaires’ disease can lead to serious conditions including respiratory failure and septic shock. If left untreated, Legionnaires’ death can be fatal.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.

Legionnaires’ Disease in the News

Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have occurred across the country in different environments.

North Carolina State Health officials concluded that there were 136 cases of Legionnaires’ disease that killed four people at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair.

An outbreak at a Washington county apartment complex that infected six people has been linked to contaminated hot tubs.

The State of Michigan reported a significant rise in Legionnaires’ disease during the summer of 2021, which experts attributed to bacterial growth in the water of building pipes that were stagnant during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Liability Law and Legionnaire’s Disease Cases