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What Is the Most Common Way of Contracting Legionnaires’ and Legionella?

Did your doctor recently diagnose you with Legionnaires’ disease? Are you wondering what to do about your medical bills? Maybe you read about a Legionnaires’ outbreak and now you’re worried about catching it? Regardless of why you’re wondering, “What is the most common way of contracting Legionnaires’ and legionella?” we have a guide for you here. Today we will...

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Carbon Dioxide Release at LAX Injures 4 with 1 in Critical Condition

Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2022) – One airport worker was hospitalized and three others are injured after a carbon dioxide leak occurred in LAX Terminal 8 on Monday morning. The leak, which happened in the baggage claim area, led to a brief evacuation by the Los Angeles Fire Department at around 7 AM.  According to the LAFD, the leak...

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CONTRACTING LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE IN HOTELS

It is absolutely possible to get Legionnaires’ disease at a hotel. In fact, the first known outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease happened at a Pennsylvania Hotel during an annual convention of the American Legion in 1976. Over 2,000 former servicemen attended the event; 182 Legionnaires became ill and 29 died. Doctors could not figure out what the disease was until a CDC...

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RILEY | ERSOFF LLP SETTLES CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING CASE FOR $4,000,000

In February 2020, the firm’s clients Sandra and Bill Corning[1] moved to a 300 plus unit garden apartment building in West Los Angeles.  Sandra and Bill were on the cusp of retiring and looked forward to spending time with their two sons and future grandchildren.  Instead, Sandra and Bill were poisoned by carbon monoxide in their apartment that caused...

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Can You Get Legionnaires’ Disease from Steam Rooms and Saunas?

Did you visit a steam room or sauna and now you’re feeling ill? Are you wondering, if you get Legionnaires’ disease in saunas? Yes, you can. Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks happen because of someone else’s negligence. If you caught Legionnaires’ disease from a steam room or sauna the Legionnaires’ experts at Riley | Ersoff LLP can help.  How Can You...

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Can You Get Legionnaires’ Disease from Drinking Water?

We all need water. But what happens when the water source your landlord, hospital, nursing home or hotel provides is poisonous? You could contract a very serious illness. Waterborne illnesses such as Legionnaires’ disease can be incredibly debilitating—or even fatal—and you might be due compensation for the harm caused by those illnesses. At Riley | Ersoff, we are at...

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Can You Get Legionnaires’ Disease from Cooling Towers?

Legionnaires’ disease is caused by bacteria called Legionella that grows best in water between the temperature range of 77ºF-120ºF.  A major source of Legionnaires’ disease is cooling towers that are not properly maintained. A CDC study found Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease in 84% of cooling towers they tested across the United States. If you believe you’ve...

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Do you know your rights as a tenant?

As a renter, you have certain rights. From the moment you fill out an apartment rental application, you have certain federally protected tenant rights. This means that if you feel a landlord rejected your rental application and violated your rights by doing so, you may be able to take legal action. Your tenants’ rights include protection from discrimination and...

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Lead poisoning can have a negative impact on a child’s learning

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Children who suffer from lead poisoning often have some delayed abilities. This can present challenges for them in school. It is imperative that school districts that have children affected by lead take the initiative to ensure that these kids have the best educational opportunities available. When there is...

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Grant and Victoria Discuss Childhood Lead Poisoning on The Balancing Act

Attorneys Grant Riley and Victoria Ersoff were featured on The Balancing Act in a story covering the dangers of childhood lead poisoning resulting from substandard and slum housing. Watch the video below: Host (Olga Villaverde): When we think of safety hazards in our homes, it’s generally the usual suspects: sharp objects we leave around the stairs that a toddler...

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