A fourth death has been linked to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair held September 6-15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher.  Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is transmitted when people inhale water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria. It is not spread through person-to person contact. A total of 141 illnesses have been reported among fairgoers most of whom had some exposure to a display of hot tubs inside the Davis Event Center.

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Health officials who visited the fairgrounds after the outbreak say that it’s likely that low levels of Legionella were able to grow in hot tubs and or some other source in the Davis Event Center. health officials said. Hot tubs are a common source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks.

The Legionnaires’ disease attorneys at Pritzker Hageman filed the first lawsuit in connection with this outbreak. Fred Pritzker, founder of the national law firm, which is representing multiple clients sickened in this outbreak, told the Charlotte Observer that these outbreaks are preventable with good water management programs.

Pritzker Hageman Legionnaires’ disease lawyers have two decades of experience representing people who have been sickened by Legionella bacteria and families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. If you or a loved one are part of this outbreak, call us for a free consultation at 1(888) 377-8900 (toll-free), text 612-261-0856 or use the form below.

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