The first outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Alabama occurred in 2013 in Florence at Glenwood Nursing Home. This led to 15 of the 41 confirmed cases in Alabama for that year. Studies now estimate between 8,000 and 18,000 people each year are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. The bacteria is not transmitted from person to person but rather when people inhale the bacteria. Older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems are at an increased risk to Legionnaire’s Disease.
Alabama Legionnaires’ Disease Attorneys
Our attorneys have successfully defended Legionnaires’ clients in Alabama and all over the country. Specializing in personal injury and wrongful death plaintiff litigation, we have the experience and resources necessary to help you. If you or your loved one has contracted this disease due to negligence or improper cleaning, contact us today for all your legal needs.
Alabama Legionnaires’ Cases
We represent several individuals who contracted Legionella pneumonia in May/June 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. It has been reported that nine individuals were infected during the course of this outbreak of legionella bacteria.
We represent residents of a nursing home/rehabilitation facility who contracted Legionella pneumonia, as well as a family member who was visiting their spouse at the nursing facility and contracted Legionella pneumonia.
We represent an Auburn, AL, resident who was hospitalized in June 2013 and diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia. We filed suit against the apartment complex where he was living, its managers, and the individual responsible for servicing and maintaining the hot tub; litigation is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.