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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.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health states that “individuals who stayed at the Grand Islander and developed symptoms consistent with Legionella infection are encouraged to seek medical attention and report the illness to DOH’s Disease Outbreak and Control Division Disease Reporting Line by phone at (808) 586-4586. DOH also encourages that these individuals get tested for COVID-19.”
The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a fifth case of Legionnaires’ disease in a guest who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations located in Waikiki.
The fifth case was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on May 23. The individual is a non-Hawaii resident whose stay at the Grand Islander began on April 25.
“DOH continues to work to ensure that the Grand Islander takes action to remediate the building and other possible sources of exposure,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble. “Individuals who stay at the Grand Islander should keep these recent cases in mind, and if they have flu-like symptoms following a stay at the hotel, should seek medical care immediately.”
The first case was diagnosed in June 2021, the second case was diagnosed on March 6 or 7, the third case was diagnosed on April 2, and the fourth case was diagnosed on April 26. The Grand Islander continues to work with DOH to ensure that the building is remediated. Mitigation measures include installing point-of-use filters in guest room showers.
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 has stayed in the Grand Islander 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 Hawaii Department of Health is currently investigating this outbreak. As the investigation continues, more cases and states are likely to be linked to the outbreak.
If you fell seriously ill or were hospitalized with severe pneumonia or Legionnaire’s disease, call The Lange Law Firm, PLLC right away at 833-330-3663. We’ll get to work on your case immediately and help hold the negligent parties accountable for your illness.
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