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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.
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 Georgia Department of Health has released a public notice that 11 cases of lab-confirmed Legionnaires’ disease have been linked to the downtown Sheraton in Atlanta. At this time, health officials are reporting 57 more “probable cases” that may be linked to the outbreak.
Health agents recommend anyone who develops pneumonia-like symptoms such as fever, chills, shortness of breath or muscle aches should seek medical treatment.
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 or has recently visited the Sheraton Atlanta 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 investigation is currently pending. The local health agency (in conjunction with the CDC) is currently testing thr water systems of the hotel.
As a result of the recent findings, the Sheraton Atlanta shut down about two weeks ago after three guests who had recently visited or stayed at the hotel tested positive for the disease. Reports indicate that the Sheraton Atlanta will remain closed until at least Aug. 11 but may remain closed for several weeks longer, depending on the test results and whether remediation is necessary.
If you fell seriously ill or were hospitalized with severe pneumonia or Legionnaire’s disease and you visited or have been near the Sheraton Atlanta, call The Lange Law Firm, PLLC right away. We’ll get to work on your case immediately and help hold the negligent parties accountable for your illness.
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Jory is offering free initial consultations to those infected with Legionnaires’ disease about their legal rights. For 15 years, Jory has dedicated his law practice to helping families who have been injured by corporations.