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Potential Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Investigated in Florida

At least 2 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed at the same apartment complex in Pinellas County, Florida, according to WFLA-TV.

October 9, 2018 – Aside from acknowledging that 2 cases of legionellosis were reported at the same apartment complex in Pinellas County, officials released no other information regarding those sickened or the specific community where the complex is located, per Florida statute.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a legionella infection, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What Causes Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionella is a naturally-occurring bacterium typically found in freshwater environments such as lakes and streams, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bacteria only becomes a health threat when it grows and spreads into water systems such as:

  • Showerheads
  • Sink faucets
  • Cooling towers
  • Hot tubs
  • Decorative fountains / water features
  • Hot water tanks and heaters
  • Large plumbing systems

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease may include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Confusion

Symptoms typically begin 2 to 10 days after being exposed to the bacteria, but it can take longer so people should watch for symptoms for about 2 weeks after exposure.

Do I Have a Legionnaires Disease Lawsuit?

The Workplace and Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Legionnaires Disease lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed symptoms of Legionnaires, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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