Detroit Area Legionnaires’ Disease Cases on the Rise

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Legionella bacteria cause Legionnaires’ Disease.

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team have won Legionnaires’ disease personal injury and wrongful death cases for victims and their families. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by inhaling Legionella bacteria in water mist. This form of pneumonia is sometimes referred to as Legionella pneumonia. It is often causes lung failure and death. You can get your free consultation here.

In June, there were 35 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Detroit, Michigan area, according to Michigan Department of Community Health. They were in Wayne and Macomb counties and the city of Detroit.

The investigation has not yet found a common source of illness. Our experience is that most Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks are connected to water sources in hospitals, hotels, motels, resorts, spas, and public buildings with fountains. It is also our experience that most outbreaks are caused by poor maintenance of water sources and insufficient testing of water for Legionella bacteria. Devices that produce water mist include air conditioners, cooling condensers, cooling tower units, whirlpools, spas, room humidifiers, and outdoor misting systems.

Given that these cases are all in the Detroit area, it is unlikely that it was a hotel, motel or resort. If it were a hospital, that would have been immediately obvious. Most likely there were several different sources. If a common source if found for at least some of the cases, the Legionnaires’ victims sickened by that source will have legal cases.

Attorney Fred Pritzker can be reached for a FREE consultation here regarding a Legionnaires’ disease lawsuit and settlement. Recently, Fred and attorney Eric Hageman won a $3,000,000.00 settlement for a family in a wrongful death lawsuit against a hotel.

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