Victims Were Guests Of EPIC Hotel In Miami, Florida
Two past guests of the EPIC Hotel in Miami, Florida have retained Jules Zacher’s services in regards to their contraction of Legionnaires’ disease. The EPIC Hotel received quite a bit of press in December 2009 and early January 2010 after several guests, including two European travelers, fell ill with Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the hotel. Allegedly, legionella, the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease, had contaminated the EPIC’s water system due to the installation of a water purification system. Reportedly, the purification system removed all chlorine from the municipal water and allowed legionella to freely colonize the hotel’s water system. The hotel was quickly cleared of the first Legionnaires’ disease case, the death of a cruise ship captain, after it was discovered that his particular strain of legionella was different from those discovered in the EPIC’s water system. However, several cases still remain linked to the EPIC Hotel, including the two currently being represented by Jules Zacher, P.C.
The two guests, a husband and wife traveling together, began feeling ill roughly a week after their final day of stay at the EPIC. Both exhibited common symptoms of legionellosis: fever, dizziness, coughing, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The husband’s symptoms remained stable and dissipated after he received antibiotics from a healthcare provider. However, his wife’s symptoms quickly grew worse and soon put her in the intensive care unit at a local hospital. Her legionellosis resulted in kidney failure and a week-long stay in the ICU where she battled to remain alive. Now, with significant medical bills, the couple has turned to Mr. Zacher for help.
Miami-Dade health officials have issued an advisory for any recent guests of the property and urge anyone with symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease to contact a health provider immediately. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include cough, fever, head and body aches, and nausea. The bacteria has an incubation period of two to 14 days.
Jules Zacher, P.C. is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based personal injury firm that specializes in Legionnaires’ disease cases, as well as other catastrophic injuries. Jules Zacher has successfully handled Legionnaires’ disease cases in Arizona, Maryland and Florida, and has appeared before State and Federal Courts. If you or a loved one believe to have contracted Legionnaires’ disease, please contact Jules Zacher, P.C. by completing a case questionnaire at www.LegionnaireLawyer.com, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 215-988-0160.