La Quinta Inn in Memphis Linked to Legionellosis Outbreak

A La Quinta Inn in Memphis has been linked to a Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease) outbreak. To date, there are 8 confirmed cases, 27 probable and 7 suspected cases.

The La Quinta Inn involved in this outbreak is located at 2979 Millbranch Road, Memphis, Tennessee. According to health officials, there were about 6000 reservations there from July 1 to September 22, 2016, the time frame of the outbreak.

What is Legionellosis?

Legionellosis is a severe form of pneumonia that is also called Legionnaires’ disease. Legionellosis pneumonia (lung infection) is caused by breathing in water mist containing cells of Legionella bacteria. The Legionella travel to the lobes of the lung, where they colonize (multiply), causing the infection.

Legionella in the Lungs
Legionnella bacterium found in pneumonia patient.

Possible complications of Legionnaires’ disease include:

  • lung failure
  • death (about 10% of patients)

“The mortality rate in some outbreaks of legionellosis has been 30%,” says Eric Hageman, a lawyer who represents Legionnaires’ disease outbreak victims and their families.

Can I Sue a Hotel for Legionellosis Pneumonia?

If you were an outbreak victim and the evidence supports your claim, yes, you can sue a hotel company for legionellosis pneumonia. Your lawsuit should seek compensation for hospital bills and other medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Many of our clients never fully recover, so we seek to obtain sufficient amounts of money to help them throughout the remainder of their lives.

If your family member did not survive, you and your family may have a wrongful death claim. This means the family, through a representative, can sue for compensation. Read about our $3 million settlement in a Legionnaires’ disease wrongful death case against a hotel.

Our Legionnaires’ disease attorneys filed a legionella lawsuit involving another outbreak. Our client was hospitalized for over two weeks and is in a residential rehabilitation facility. His life is forever changed.

How Much is My Lawsuit against La Qunita Inn Worth?

It depends on the facts of your case.

  • How severe was your pneumonia?
  • Are you going to have permanent health problems related to your case of legionellosis?
  • How much are your medical bills and will there be a need for medical care in the future?
  • Did you have a job before you got sick, and will you be able to work at the same level?
  • How was your life adversely affected?
  • What are the insurance policy limits?

These are just a few of the many questions that need to be answered. Your lawyer will need to take the time to learn about you and the details of this outbreak.

We get many questions about class action lawsuits. You will need to discuss this with your attorney.

La Quinta Worldwide, LLC, is the owner, operator, and franchisor of hotels operated under the La Quinta Inns & Suites™ brand.


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