Attorney for Pritzker Hageman Alicia Brenhaug says, “No one expects to catch a life-threatening disease on a beautiful tropical vacation. The Hilton Grand Islander could have taken simple steps to prevent bacteria from growing in its water system, but visitors continued to get sick month after month. “
Hilton Grand Islander Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is investigating an outbreak of legionellosis that sickened five non-residents who stayed at the Hilton Grand Islander in April 2022, March 2022and June 2021.
Common symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include:
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
The DOH recommends the following actions for anyone who develops symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease after staying at a hotel:
- See a doctor
- Report your illness to the DOH Division of Outbreaks and Disease Control Disease Reporting Line by phone at (808) 586-4586
- Get tested for COVID-19
Legionnaires’ disease lawyers hold negligent hoteliers responsible
Legionella bacteria thrive best in poorly sanitized water, making hotel sinks, showers and pools a common environment for outbreaks; a danger of which hoteliers should be well aware.
An effective and properly followed water management plan is the industry standard for preventing Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. When building and pool operators do not regularly monitor and clean their water, it leads to devastating diseases. Negligent building and pool operators should be held responsible for failing to keep their water supply systems free from Legionella bacteria.
Contact a Legionnaires’ disease lawyer before time runs out
Pritzker Hageman is one of the few law firms in the country with experience representing clients in Legionnaires’ disease lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Hilton Grand Islander, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney immediately, as laws called “statutes of limitations” may limit the time you have to file a complaint. claim.
SOURCE Pritzker Hageman, Pennsylvania