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San Francisco Legionnaires Disease Lawyer

Many diseases can cause pain and leave you unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. Legionnaires disease, though, is particularly severe. Legionnaires is a very serious type of pneumonia that results in lung inflammation, which is caused by the bacteria legionella. People usually start to notice symptoms between two and 10 days following exposure. People sometimes become sick from Legionnaires disease due to another person’s negligence. For example, when a property owner does not ensure that their water source is safe, it can result in another person suffering from Legionnaires disease. If you or someone you love has become sick, our San Francisco Legionnaires disease lawyer can help you claim monetary damages for your losses.

How Do You Contract Legionnaires Disease?

The good news is that the majority of people who are exposed to the legionella bacteria do not become sick. Still, some people become very ill, usually through water droplets. For example, if you inhale water droplets that contain the legionella bacteria, you may become sick. Water contaminated with legionella is often found in places, including:

  • Public showers, such as those found at swimming pools
  • Showers in hotel rooms
  • Swimming pools, hot tubs, and whirlpools in hotels
  • Gym equipment
  • Water fountains
  • Water systems, such as those used in nursing homes, hospitals, and hotels
  • Air conditioning units, particularly those found in large buildings
  • Supermarket produce areas, such as produce misters

While aerosolized water droplets are one of the main sources of infection, so too is soil. Some people have become sick after working in the garden or potting soil.

Symptoms of Legionnaires Disease

While Legionnaire’s disease mainly affects the lungs, it can also cause heart issues. In the first day or two, the most common symptoms include:

  • High fever, often as high as 104 degrees
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pains

After the second day, additional symptoms may appear and they are as follows:

  • Coughing accompanied by blood or mucus
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Chest pain
  • Increased feelings of confusion

If you start to experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention. It is also recommended that you keep a journal detailing how your symptoms have impacted your life. Medical documentation and your own notes can be used as evidence that can help you claim the full damages to which you are entitled. A Legionnaires Disease attorney in San Francisco can navigate you through the process of pursuing compensation for your losses.

Call Our Legionnaires Disease Lawyer in San Francisco for a Free Consultation

If you have developed Legionnaire’s disease and you believe it was due to another person’s negligence, or carelessness, you can file a claim against them and hold them liable for paying your medical expenses, lost income, and more. At Brod Law Firm, our San Francisco Legionnaires disease attorney can guide you through the claims process, ensure your rights are upheld, and help you claim the full and fair settlement that is justly yours. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help.

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