Our lawyers help Legionella pneumonia victims and their famlies. Legionella pneumonia, also called Legionnaires’ disease, is a severe infection of the lungs, and it is often fatal. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman take legal action against responsible companies to get compensation for their clients. They have won multimillion-dollar settlements from building owners, often a hotel, motel, resort, hospital or nursing home.
“Legionella pneumonia is contracted by inhaling water mist contaminated with Legionella bacteria. This is a preventable illness, and building owners need to be held accountable.”Attorney Fred Pritzker
You can contact Fred and Eric for a free consultation and learn whether you can file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Independent Investigation by Legionella Lawyer
Finding the building with the contaminated water source is important for 2 reasons, according to Fred:
- To prevent further illnesses and
- For the patient and family to hold the building owner accountable and get justice.
Hospital and other medical expenses are always high in these cases, and if the patient has a job, he or she may be out of work for weeks, months or even permanently. In addition, a large percentage of patients don’t survive, leaving the family with bills and the loss of a loved one.
Our Legionnaires’ disease lawyers take legal steps to determine what companies are responsible for the illnesses. Part of this includes getting evidence regarding when the building owner should have known about the contaminated water system and why nothing was done to fix the problem.
Legionella pneumonia is a severe form of pneumonia that often injures the lungs permanently. If the bacteria gets into the blood, the result is sepsis, which means the infection has spread to other organs, possibly the liver, kidneys and brain.
“People do not associate pneumonia with kidney failure and paralysis, but these are possible with Legionella pneumonia,” said Fred. “Our clients are very sick patients and grieving families. Eric and I do everything we can to help them.”
Legionella pneumonia is also known as Legionnaires’ disease.
The incubation period for this illness can be as long as 14 days, making it hard to find the source of the illness. It is extremely important that a local health department is contacted as soon as possible after the diagnosis so that health officials can begin the investigation.
If you are not sure if the health department knows about your illness, let our lawyers know. They can guide you through the process.