A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a senior complex in Portland, OR has hospitalized four people, one person has died. After legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, was detected in the building’s water system, county health officials urged the 100 residents of Rosemont Court to temporarily relocate to area hotels under contract with the county.
Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is spread through contaminated water vapor. Seniors, former smokers, people with weakened immune systems and people with underlying medical conditions are at heightened risk. Symptoms of an infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, and muscle aches. As these symptoms are similar to the flu and to Covid 19, health officials advise any residents experiencing these symptoms to mention possible exposure to legionella when they seek medical attention.
Contact the Pritzker Hageman Legionnaires’ Team
Phone: 1-888-377-8900 | Text: 1-612-261-0856
Located at 597 N. Dekum, Rosemont Court is owned by Northwest Housing Alternatives, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing to families, seniors and people with special needs in Oregon. Income Property Management, which manages the building, is working with the health department on a plan to clean the water system.
An investigation of the outbreak is underway.
Legionnaires’ Disease Legal Team
Our Legionnaires’ disease lawyers represent people nationwide who have been sickened by contaminated water and the families of those who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. If you or a loved one were sickened in this outbreak, our legal team can help. For a free consultation, please fill out the form below, call 1-888-377-8900, or text 612-261-0856.