Guest House at Graceland Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Update: Our law firm has filed a lawsuit against the owners of The Guest House at Graceland for a man from Florida who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the hotel for one night. You can contact attorney Fred Pritzker about the lawsuit at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).

Health officials have linked a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak to The Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee 38116, according to the Shelby County Department of Health.

Nine people who visited the Guesthouse at Graceland have reported being diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory infection caused by breathing in Legionella bacterium.

The dates of concern are May 15 through June 26, 2017.  People who visited The Guest House at Graceland between those dates and have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease pneumonia may be part of this outbreak, and the health department would like you to contact them at 901-222-9299. You can also contact our law firm at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) and talk to one of our lawyers.

You should also contact the Shelby County Department of Health if you had or have signs and symptoms, including a cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, fever

In response to the outbreak, the hot tub and pool at The Guest House at Graceland were temporarily closed; however, the hotel is open, as is the Graceland attraction.

Water Samples at the Guest House Tested for Legionella

Legionella Pneumophila Testing
Testing for Legionella bacteria is the first step in determining what area of a hotel water system is contaminated. Our law firm is one of the few in the country that has experience in this area.

The investigation includes the testing of water samples from the pool, hot tub, and other areas of the hotel to see if there is Legionella. Isolates of the bacteria are then sent for further genetic testing, which will help determine exactly where the contamination is that made the three people sick.

In some cases, the environment has been altered before samples can be obtained, and this can prevent investigators from pinpointing what part of a water system caused the illnesses. This would not mean that people do not have personal injury claims against a hotel.

Get Legal Help

You have the right to sue a hotel for Legionnaires’ disease pneumonia. This is because companies that own and manage these facilities are responsible for any harm that is caused by them. This includes having a water system that is contaminated with dangerous germs that can cause illness.

You can contact our law firm for a free consultation: 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).

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