If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, contact us.
If you or a family member have become seriously ill from Legionnaires’ disease, you might have reason to contact an attorney who specializes in such cases. Hiring experienced Legionnaires’ attorney Elliot Olsen, who understands the complexity of the disease, is essential to recovery.
(Legionella pneumonia, or Legionellosis) is a severe form of pneumonia, a respiratory illness that causes the air sacs in the lungs to fill with water or pus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the disease affects about 5,000 Americans each year, with 10 percent of those cases resulting in death. The disease is caught by inhaling water droplets – in the form of mist or vapor – that contain the Legionella bacteria (or Legionella pneumophila). The bacteria are found primarily in human-made, warm-water environments: industrial cooling systems, air conditioners, whirlpool spas, and hot tubs, to name a few. The incubation period – the time between breathing in the bacteria and developing symptoms – is usually 2-10 days but can be as much as 16 days.