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Santa Monica Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyer

Throughout Santa Monica, and the rest of the country, people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease, which has the potential to cause serious injury and even death. If you or someone you love has become sick, or has passed away, you need the help of a Santa Monica Legionnaires’ disease lawyer who can fight on your behalf. Our seasoned attorney knows how to conduct an investigation to determine who is at fault for the exposure, and will hold the person, company, or other entity liable for paying the monetary compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost income, and more.

What Is Legionnaires’ Disease?

In Santa Monica, people are at risk of being exposed to Legionnaires’ disease from water cooling components. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by exposure to the legionella bacteria, which is naturally found in environments that contain water and moisture. Rivers, lakes, and streams can contain legionella, but the bacteria can be found in man-made water structures and systems, too. Being exposed to legionella through a natural source usually does not result in serious sickness.

Legionella really only poses a real risk when it grows in artificial water systems where it grows and eventually spreads to humans and infects them. It is in these areas where the bacteria is found in stagnant, warm water. Legionella collects inside the film that forms on the water surfaces and then, when someone inhales or consumes these water droplets, they can become sick with Legionnaires’ disease.

What Water Supplies Contain Legionella?

There are many different water supplies that can contain the legionella bacteria, but some of these are more common than others. Some of the most common examples of water supplies that contain legionella are as follows:

  • Water features, such as fountains
  • Cooling towers
  • Humidifiers
  • Hot tubs
  • Misters
  • Large plumbing systems
  • Sink faucets and shower heads
  • Heaters and water tanks

Many people have a high resistance to the disease and do not suffer any ill effects once they are exposed. People over the age of 50, individuals with weakened immune systems, heavy smokers, and those who consume alcohol heavily are most at risk of developing Legionnaires’ disease. If you or a loved one has been exposed to legionella, reach out to a Legionnaires’ disease attorney in Santa Monica today.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Legionnaires’ Disease?

The prognosis for Legionnaires’ disease is not always bleak. A quick course of antibiotics can treat the disease, but the condition must be diagnosed quickly. As such, it is important that everyone knows the common signs and symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease. These are as follows:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • High fever
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Chest pains
Contact Our Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyer in Santa Monica for a Free Case Review

If you have developed Legionnaires’ disease due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, you may have a valid claim for monetary compensation. At Brod Law Firm, our Santa Monica Legionnaires’ disease attorney will determine how you contracted the condition and hold the appropriate party accountable for paying the maximum damages you are entitled to. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case.

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