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Legionnaires’ Disease Class Action

Legionnaires’ Disease Class Action

Lawsuits are often filed after outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. Building owners may be responsible for failing to disinfect water systems of the dangerous Legionella bacteria.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Legionnaires’ induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was exposed to Legionella or diagnosed with pneumonia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Disease Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

$100 Million Legionnaires’ Class Action in Flint, Michigan

Lawyers filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against government officials in Flint, Michigan who switched the city’s water supply to the Flint River in June 2014, causing an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that infected 61 people.

Legionnaires’ Disease Class Action Lawsuit in Canada

One of the biggest Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks occurred in Quebec City in 2012. Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of 181 people who were infected, including 14 who died. The outbreak was traced to the cooling tower of a downtown office building.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks

Legionnaires’ disease (also called legionellosis) is a severe lung infection (pneumonia) that is caused by breathing the bacteria Legionella in tiny droplets of water. Outbreaks are usually traced to buildings with complex water systems or cooling towers — especially hotels, hospitals, or apartment buildings — as well as hot tubs, pools, showers, or fountains.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Cough (may be bloody)
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Confusion

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a Legionnaires’ disease class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were infected with Legionella in outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.

About Class Actions

Class actions are sometimes filed after outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease on behalf of everyone who was exposed. These lawsuits are designed to seek compensation for everyone who was exposed.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions are not designed to maximize compensation for individuals with severe injuries from Legionnaires’ disease. Instead, members of class actions must share the payout.

Instead of a class action, our lawyers are focusing on individual lawsuits for people who were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. We help victims seek compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, disability, or wrongful death of a loved one.

Do I have a Legionnaires’ Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Legionnaires’ induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was exposed to Legionella or diagnosed with pneumonia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Disease Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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