A Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Union County, NJ has sickened 22 people killing five of them between March 8, 2019, and May 13, 2019. The fatalities occurred among older adults who had pre-existing health problems that were significant, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
State health officials have been investigating the cluster of illnesses which developed in people who are residents of or recent visitors to the county located in the northeastern part of the state. Three of the illnesses have occurred in Clark. But it is possible that there are multiple sources of contamination, health officials said. They are advising anyone who develops pneumonia or flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, cough, headache, muscle aches and shortness of breath, to see a doctor.
The attorneys on Pritzker Hageman’s Legionnaires’ Legal Team handle cases for clients in every state of the country. Our team includes some of the most experienced Legionnaires’ and bacterial disease lawyers in the United States. We have experience handling these complex cases and we understand the toll this illness takes on those sickened and their families.
“With 40 years of experience, one thing our team knows is that your illness was preventable,” said Legionnaires’ Disease lawyer Fred Pritzker. “Good water-management programs can control for Legionella, the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ Disease.”
Legionnaires’ Disease is a severe form of pneumonia that occurs when water droplets contaminated with Legionella bacteria are inhaled. It is not transmitted through person-to-person contact. Legionella grows well in complex water systems of apartment complexes, hospitals, commercial buildings and cruise ships. It is also frequently found in hot tubs, fountains and cooling towers.
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