Legionellosis is a severe and often fatal form of pneumonia. Also called Legionnaires’ disease, it is caused by bacteria that grow in water. It is often found in hot water tanks, hot tubs, plumbing systems, central air conditioning systems, cooling towers, pools and fountains. Outbreaks often affect numerous people simultaneously.
Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., provides representation to victims of Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can represent you and your family if you have Legionnaire’s disease from the VA or another source. To schedule a free consultation with a Philadelphia Legionnaire’s disease lawyer, please call 215-732-2260.
Compensation For Permanent Injury And Wrongful Death
Legionnaire’s disease can result in very serious illness and injury, including respiratory failure, lung failure, septic shock, kidney failure, endocarditis, pericarditis and death. Victims who survive the disease may have permanent damage to the lungs, heart and other organs. If you or a family member has contracted Legionnaire’s disease, you will need compensation for medical bills, hospital stays, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
We will investigate your illness to determine who is liable for your losses. Depending on the case, negligent parties may include property owners, cleaning companies, employers, hospitals, health clubs, spas, hotels, prisons and other large institutional facilities.
Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks are preventable. Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting of water systems are necessary to keep the bacteria from growing. When a property owner or other party is negligent in cleaning water sources and testing water for the presence of Legionnaire’s disease, we can hold those parties liable for negligence.