A popular hotel chain has voluntarily closed one of its locations in Albany, New York after two guests were diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease. This was after six other cases were confirmed cases earlier this year.
Legionnaire’s disease is a potentially fatal bacterial illness. It is most commonly transmitted when when a person comes in contact with evaporated water containing Legionella bacteria. This often occurs in poorly ventilated areas and can be spread through air conditioners.
Symptoms of the disease are similar to the flu and include fever, chills and coughing. Diarrhea and vomiting can occur in some cases as well as confusion and difficulty with cognition.
Legionnaire’s disease is often caused by negligent companies that fail to keep their water systems free from bacterial. An experienced lawyer can be essential in helping recover damages caused by this preventable illness. Attorney, Joseph Klest is a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience representing people who have been injured through no fault of there own. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, dial 866-264-7639 to schedule a free consultation.
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