If you or a loved one has been the victim of Legionnaires’ disease, you understand how devastating the illness can be. The disease can be traced to sources where temperatures allow Legionella bacteria to thrive, including building water systems, hot water heaters, humidifiers, and other locations.
Many victims and their families are outraged when they find out that the condition originated at a hotel, resort, cruise ship, hospital or other locations where people frequently visit. Outbreaks of the disease can affect hundreds of individuals if they occupy the same contaminated location. The disease can be fatal.
Most recently, over 100 Legionnaires’ disease cases and 12 deaths have been reported in New York City. An outbreak was also detected at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Oftentimes, the outbreak is the result of improper design, manufacture, maintenance, or repair of the systems mentioned above. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with or passed away from Legionnaires’ disease, you might be eligible for compensation for your condition. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer today.