The first recognized case of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in Philadelphia in 1976. The outbreak happened in a hotel at a Legionnaires’ convention where 34 people died. Today, between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. each year. Legionella 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.
Pennsylvania Legionnaires’ Disease Attorneys
MHH attorneys have successfully defended Legionnaires’ clients in Pennsylvania 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.
Our Pennsylvania Cases
We represent a Philadelphia resident and her handicapped daughter who were diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia in June 2014. Our clients were residents at an apartment complex owned and managed by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.