Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease among guests who recently stayed at Las Vegas CityCenter’s Aria resort have prompted MGM Resorts International to warn other guests of possible exposure to the Legionella bacteria, according to Fox 5 News.
The Southern Nevada Health District confirms that water samples tested positive for active Legionella bacteria between June 21 and July 4. Guests who stayed at the ARIA resort during that period are being contacted by resort authorities. The bacteria levels, found in the hot water system, were highlighted after several Aria guests were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The Aria has a comprehensive water management program and active Legionella bacteria have not been detected in more recent tests, according to The Las Vegas Sun. The source of this infection and illness transmission was determined to have occurred at the resort property. Guests who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the Aria have recovered.
Although, in this instance, those with Legionnaires’ disease have made a full recovery, it is not always the case. It is a life-threatening form of pneumonia caused by infection from the Legionella bacteria. Symptoms include headache, chills, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, confusion, and loss of appetite. Though it may be fully cured if diagnosed and treated early, there are long-term effect risks with Legionnaires’ disease, which may include confusion, both short and long term memory loss, and fatigue.
In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for their guests, patients, and residents, large buildings must take reasonable care to ensure that the buildings ventilation and plumbing systems are clean, regulated, and tested. If you or someone you love has contracted Legionnaires’ disease as the result of a property owner’s negligence or oversight, you may be entitled to legal recourse.
“The Injury Lawyer” Steven H. Heisler is an experienced Legionnaires’ disease attorney in Maryland and can help you understand your legal rights and advise you on the right course of legal action for your particular situation. To find out more about pursuing the compensation you deserve, call Mr. Heisler at 877-228-HURT.