A third 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. A total of 140 illnesses have been reported among fairgoers most of whom were in some proximity to a display of hot tubs inside the Davis Event Center.
Contact the Pritzker Hageman Legionnaires’ Team
Phone: 1-888-377-8900 | Text: 1-612-261-0856
Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, occurs when water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria is inhaled. About 10 percent of cases are fatal.
Symptoms of an infection include fever, cough, chills, headache, muscle aches, and shortness of breath. A less severe form of a Legionella infection is called Pontiac Fever. In this outbreak, 132 people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and eight people have been diagnosed with Pontiac Fever.
The Legionnaires’ disease attorneys at Pritzker Hageman 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. One of our clients lost his wife to a Legionella infection she got from contaminated water at a hotel. 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.