Legionnaires’ Disease at Super 8 in St Clair, MO

Two guests who stayed at the Super 8 hotel in St Clair, MO in April developed Legionnaires’ disease. The guests, who do not know each other, were both diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease within 14 days of their stays at the hotel located in the 1000 block of South Outer Road.

People get Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, when they inhale water vapor that is contaminated with Legionella bacteria. It is not transmitted from person to person. Although it is found in nature, Legionella grows best in the warm water of manmade structures such as hot tubs, fountains, and commercial plumbing systems.

Legionnaires' disease

Testing at the hotel has confirmed the presence of Legionella in the water system. The hotel is working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to correct the problem.

Symptoms of a Legionnaires’ Disease Infection

Usually, symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease develop within two to 14 days of exposure. They include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches

Most people with Legionnaires’ disease require hospitalization, about 10 percent of cases are fatal.

People at High Risk

Some people are at elevated risk of developing Legionnaires’ disease. 

  • People over 50
  • Current or former smokers
  • People with chronic lung disease
  • People with weak immune systems
  • People with cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, or liver failure

Experienced Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers

Our Legionnaires’ lawyers are among the few in the nation who have won multimillion-dollar Legionnaires disease recoveries, including a significant one for the family of a woman who died from Legionnaires’ Disease she contracted from a hotel. 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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