La Quinta Inn Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Walla Walla, WA

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Walla Walla, WA includes at least three people. People get Legionanires’ disease when they inhale water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria. It is not transmitted from person to person.

Water samples collected from the hotel were positive for Legionella, health officials said. They are urging anyone who stayed at the hotel during the first two weeks of July and has symptoms including fever, headache, cough, muscle aches, and shortness of breath to see a doctor and mention an exposure to Legionella.

Do You Need a Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyer?

Legionella bacteria are found in nature but grow best in the warm water of manmade structures such as commercial plumbing systems, hot tubs, and fountains. Water management plans can prevent the overgrowth of Legionella and are considered an industry standard for commercial buildings and healthcare settings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Who is at Risk?

Some people are at elevated risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease including

  • People over 50
  • Current and former smokers
  • People with underlying health conditions

Can I Sue a Hotel for Legionnaires’ Disease?

Yes. If there is evidence that you contracted a Legionella infection during your stay, you can sue a hotel for Legionnaires’ disease. As one of the few law firms in the country with experience helping clients sickened by Legionnaires’ disease. Pritzker Hageman has won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, including some of the largest recoveries in U.S. history.


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Our Legionnaires’ lawyers represent Legionnaires’ disease outbreak victims and their families. To request your free consultation with our experienced Legionnaires’ Team, call us at 1-888-377-8900, text us at 612-261-0856, or use the form below.

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