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Decorative fountains and water features may be striking fixtures in hotels and other structures, but if they are not properly maintained, they can quickly become the epicenter of a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak.
If you or a loved one has contracted Legionnaires’ disease due to a fountain or water fixture, please contact The Lange Law Firm, PLLC, today to discuss your case. Our New York City Legionnaires’ disease attorneys can help.
Any parties responsible for properly cleaning the fountain may be liable for your injuries, and you may be able to pursue significant compensation against them as a result.
Yes, Legionnaires’ Disease can be commonly found in fountains that are not adequately cleaned or disinfected. It is important to note that fountains can be sources of Legionnaires’ disease due to the amount of water that gets aerosolized in decorative fountain features; passersby can inhale the mist and/or water vapor and quickly become infected.
Legionnaires’ Disease is an aggressive, severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. Inhaling any water contaminated with Legionella may cause flu-like symptoms that quickly develop into pneumonia that requires hospitalization.
We commonly associate Legionnaires’ Disease outbreaks with cooling towers in New York City, but fountains can be a dangerous source of outbreaks as well. In 2010, a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak that infected 8 people in Wisconsin was linked to a decorative fountain in the lobby of a hospital.
In 2012, a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak resulted in 114 cases and 3 deaths over the course of approximately one month. Further investigations concluded that the source was a decorative fountain inside a hotel.
It is crucial to understand that Legionnaires’ Disease is completely preventable with diligent cleaning and disinfection of fountains and other decorative water fixtures. Therefore, any outbreaks associated with fountains may be the fault of those responsible for properly maintaining these fixtures. Failure to care for these fountains may hold these parties fully liable for their actions – and any damages incurred by those who have contracted Legionnaires’ Disease.
At The Lange Law Firm, PLLC, we hold negligent parties accountable for any failure to properly care for any fountains that may have a high risk of Legionella overgrowth. We can provide exceptional representation by taking care of all the legal work while you focus on healing and recovery. This includes:
We are ultimately here to provide the help and support you need and the justice you deserve.
The Lange Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to fighting for compensation on behalf of those who have suffered Legionnaires’ Disease.
If you or a loved one has contracted Legionnaires’ Disease from a poorly-maintained fountain in New York City, please contact us today to explore your options for recovery. We want to fight for the maximum possible compensation on your behalf, holding any liable parties accountable for their negligent actions.
Schedule a free initial consultation today and see how we can help you.