6 FAQ’s About the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

6 FAQ’s About the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

1. What is Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionnaires’ Disease may sound like an ancient ailment, unfortunately, as scores of Sheraton Atlanta Hotel guests have learned, it is a present-day, type of pneumonia that can cause severe illness and even death.  It is caused by the Legionella bacteria.

2. Who is at risk of getting Legionnaires’ Disease?

Georgia’s Department of Public Health has reported that as many as 63 people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel between late June to mid-July, 2019 may have been sickened with Legionnaires’ Disease.

3. What are the symptoms of Legionnaires’ Disease?

Early symptoms of Legionnaires’ Disease include:

  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fever of 104 F or higher
  • Muscle pain

Later symptoms may include:

  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion or mental changes
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Other gastrointestinal issues

4. What should I do if I am concerned that I may have Legionnaires’ Disease?

If you or a loved one is experiencing or has experienced the above symptoms, and you believe that you might have been infected with Legionnaires’ Disease, you should seek medical attention immediately.

5. How do people get Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionella bacteria can grow in a building’s cooling towers and water systems.

People become ill when they inhale water vapor contaminated with Legionella from those buildings.

6. I’ve suffered from Legionnaires’ Disease, what legal rights do I have?

The law requires building owners to keep their properties safe from causing people to get sick with Legionnaires’ Disease. If you have been sickened with Legionnaires’ Disease you may have legal rights to recover money damages from the owner of the building that was the source of your illness.


Contact Ronald Katter, The Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyer, at the Katter Law Firm, as soon as possible. He has years of experience successfully getting the victims of Legionnaires’ Disease the money they legally deserve.

To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call him at 1-844-LEGION-4 or (844-534-4664) today!

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