Months after a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Rosemont Court, a seniors complex in Portland, OR, a new illness has been confirmed there. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that people develop after they inhale water droplets contaminated with Legionella bacteria.
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Former smokers, people over 50 and people with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease than the general population. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, and muscle aches. These symptoms usually develop within two to 14 days of exposure. Most people with Legionnaires’ disease require hospitalization and about 10 percent of all cases are fatal.
Legionella grows best in warm, stagnant water. Health officials have frequently identified the plumbing systems of large buildings such as hospitals, hotels, apartment buildings and long-term care facilities, as the source of outbreaks. Because legionella contamination is a known risk to these types of plumbing systems, building managers are required to have water management plans that control for it.
Northwest Housing Alternatives owns Rosemont Court and the facility, located at 597 N. Dekum, is managed by Income Property Management. After the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak there in January, Income Property Management worked with the health department on a plan to clean the water system.
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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.