La Quinta Inn & Suites Memphis Airport Graceland was found responsible in September of 2016 for an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease among guests who stayed there between the months of July and September of 2016. Marlene Casas, 51, was a guest of the hotel during that time, and subsequently became ill with Legionnaires’ disease.
Acencion Casas filed a lawsuit on Marlene’s behalf in federal court on Tuesday. She was reported to have spent a total of 22 days in the hospital, including 10 days in the ICU. Owners of the inn, La Quinta Holdings Inc., and Minesh and Jagruti Patel, allegedly failed to keep the inn in a safe condition and enact policies in order to do so, created a dangerous situation, and did not warn guests in a timely manner about the situation.
Sadler Bailey, Casas’ attorney, stated that water systems can be treated to prevent the acquisition of Legionnaires disease, and that is what Ms. Casas’ case is about. Ms. Casas has underlying health conditions that would have made her more susceptible to contracting the disease when exposed to the bacteria.
The Shelby County Health Department confirmed eight total cases of Legionnaires’ disease to be associated with the Memphis La Quinta.
Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates