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If so, The Lange Law Firm, PLLC can help. Our attorney understands how to investigate and handle Legionnaires’ disease and contaminated water cases and can help you and your family with a legal claim for serious illness. We believe that those responsible need to be held accountable for allowing contaminated water.
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A sick person who has symptoms of both pneumonia and gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea and/or nausea, should be tested for Legionella. It is only through testing that a doctor can make a diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease.
There are several ways healthcare providers can diagnose Legionnaires’ disease. Many physicians may use chest x-rays or other radiology to compare the lungs and look for infection. Some physicians may also test sputum or mucus of an infected patient via live culture to find the presence of these bacteria in a patient’s lungs.
According to the New York Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett, “While most people exposed to Legionella don’t get sick, individuals ages 50 and above, especially those who smoke and have chronic lung conditions, are at a higher risk. This disease is very treatable with antibiotics. I encourage anyone with symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease to seek care early.”
The Health Department today announced an investigation into a community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in the Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx (ZIP codes 10452 and 10456) and bordering communities. Four people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease since May 9, 2022, and results for other individuals are pending. To date, there have been no deaths associated with this cluster. The Health Department is actively investigating these cases and is sampling and testing water from all cooling tower systems in the area of the cluster. New Yorkers with flu-like symptoms, cough, fever or difficulty breathing should contact a physician immediately. Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, people seeking care should be tested for COVID-19 and evaluated for Legionnaires’ disease. People get Legionnaires’ disease by breathing in water vapor that contains Legionella bacteria. Legionnaires’ disease is not contagious and can be treated with antibiotics when caught early.
Four people in the borough’s Highbridge neighborhood have been diagnosed with the disease, which is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that forms in warm water, according to the city Department Of Health. Other individuals are awaiting test results. The health department said it is investigating and “sampling and testing water from all cooling tower systems in the area of the cluster.” At this time, no deaths have been reported.
However, many cases of Legionnaires’ disease go undiagnosed due to lack of testing. Oftentimes, the disease is misdiagnosed as pneumonia. If you or someone you love lives in the Lower Washington Heights and has pneumonia-like symptoms, medical attention is highly recommended.
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* Legionnaires’ disease symptoms begin about 2-10 days after exposure to contaminated water droplets or water vapor.
* These symptoms can include:
* It is not uncommon for people who are infected with Legionnaires’ disease to require hospitalization and undergo intensive treatments. This is why immediate medical attention for anyone suspecting they have Legionnaires’ disease is highly recommended.
* Legionella bacteria (the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease) are usually found in larger buildings, including hotels, hospitals, schools, theme parks, care facilities, and even mega resorts. Legionella bacterium grows well in sources that lack proper maintenance and sanitization. Drinking water systems are the primary source of Legionella bacteria, as are air conditioning units, cooling towers, hot tubs, pools, and even fountains. Further, other places can incubate and spread these bacteria, like humidifiers, whirlpool spas, hot springs, sprinklers, showers, and mist machines.
The New York Department of Health is currently investigating this outbreak. As the investigation continues, more cases and states are likely to be linked to the outbreak. The health department confirms that their investigators are testing water towers in the area to identify the exact source.
If you fell seriously ill or were hospitalized with severe pneumonia or Legionnaire’s disease and you reside or have been near Bronx’s Highbridge Neighborhood, call The Lange Law Firm, PLLC right away at 866-869-4371. We’ll get to work on your case immediately and help hold the negligent parties accountable for your illness.
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