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Pasadena Legionnaires' Disease Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been exposed to the legionella bacteria or has contracted legionnaires' disease, you may have a legal right to file a claim and obtain financial compensation. To ensure that your rights are protected and that you obtain the justice you rightfully deserve, it is important that you speak to a Pasadena legionnaires' disease lawyer.

What is Legionella?

Legionnaires' disease, also known as legionella, is an infectious disease caused by the legionella bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), legionella is found naturally in streams and lakes, but it is not typically a concern in these areas. It is only when people are exposed due to an artificial water system that people are at serious risk of becoming sick. Some of the water systems that commonly contain the legionella bacteria are as follows:

  • Hot water heaters
  • Hot water tanks
  • Air conditioners that contain a fan and water as part of a centralized air conditioning system
  • Large plumbing systems
  • Sink faucets
  • Shower heads
  • Hot tubs

Air conditioning units in homes and vehicles are not at risk of containing the legionella bacteria because they do not use water as a cooling unit.

How to Know if You Have a Claim

Legionnaires' disease is entirely preventable. Unfortunately, property owners are not always vigilant about disinfecting and cleaning their water supply. When property owners are negligent and do not fulfill their legal obligations, you can file a claim against them to recover monetary compensation with the help of a legionnaires' disease lawyer in Pasadena. To obtain the fair settlement you deserve, you must prove several elements of your case. These include:

  • The property owner had a legal obligation to keep you safe while you were on the premises,
  • You were exposed to legionella while on the property owner's premises,
  • The exposure was a result of the property owner's negligence, such as a failure to clean or test the water supply for the presence of legionella bacteria, and
  • You contracted legionnaires' disease, have a confirmed diagnosis, and suffered harm as a result
What to Do After Contracting Legionnaires Disease

If you believe you have contracted legionnaire's disease due to someone else's negligent actions, you need the help of an experienced Pasadena legionnaires' disease attorney right away. While you focus on getting better, a seasoned attorney will:

  • Collect all relevant medical records
  • Investigate the scene of the exposure
  • Collect reports written by local health departments or other agencies that conducted an investigation
  • Interview witnesses and other victims that contracted the disease
  • Estimate the value of your losses
  • Negotiate with the defendant's insurance company
  • Represent you during a trial, if necessary for your case
  • Hire qualified experts to provide their expert opinion through testimony
Get Experienced Legal Representation from a Legionnaires' Disease Attorney in Pasadena

If you or someone you love has become sick from the legionella bacteria, our Pasadena legionnaires' disease lawyer at Brod Law Firm can provide the sound legal advice you need. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more.

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