Attorney Fred Pritzker is investigating a Legionnaires’ disease (Legionellosis) outbreak linked to the JW Marriott hotel located at 151 W. Adams St. in Chicago. Just weeks ago, he won a Legionnaires’ disease lawsuit for $3 million against another hotel, and he is now available for a free consultation regarding personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Marriott.
“I have handled many cases like this, and in almost every case the hotel failed to follow basic safety measures that would have prevented the illnesses,” said Pritzker, who represents Legionnaires victims and their families nationwide.
To date, there are 8 confirmed cases, two of them fatal. “We expect to see many more cases before this outbreak investigation is over,” stated Pritzker. The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) believes that exposure to Legionella bacteria in the JW Marriott Chicago hotel happened between July 16 to August 15, 2012. Those sickened experienced respiratory illness that was later diagnosed as Legionella pneumonia. About 8,500 people were guests at the JW Marriott Chicago during this timeframe.
People who stayed at the hotel between July 16 to August 15, 2012 and who are experiencing symptoms consistent with Legionnaires’ disease or who have been diagnosed with pneumonia to contact their healthcare provider to discuss whether treatment is needed or whether any current treatment needs to be modified.
An average of 30 cases of Legionnaires’ disease (also called legionellosis) are reported per year in Chicago. In most cases, the source of this waterborne infection is never found. When a water system that is contaminated with Legionella bacteria is linked to an outbreak of illnesses, the owner of the building is generally legally responsible and can be sued for compensation.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman are lead attorneys for our Legionnaires’ lawsuits. Contact Fred and Eric or another Legionnaires disease attorney at our law firm for a free case review regarding a Chicago Marriott Legionnaires disease claim. We handle these cases throughout the United States and have won millions for our clients.