Although most public and private pools and spas are treated with a variety of chemicals, including chlorine, these chemicals are often not strong enough to kill off all bacteria and parasites. Unknowing swimmers, who hope to use the swimming pool or hot tub for fun and relaxation, may find themselves fighting a serious infection not long after. The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to representing water illness victims and their families across the United States. Attorney Jimmy Doan is a skilled drowning lawyer with more than 15 years in the aquatic safety business and understands how to handle claims related to water bacteria and parasite illnesses. His team works aggressively to get clients the fair compensation they deserve for damages incurred.
While bacteria and parasites can be found in nearly any water source, few would expect chemically treated pools and spas to carry so many of these organisms. Cryptosporidium, a water-borne parasite, can be found in pools, hot tubs, water parks, and other places. Strong enough to withstand chlorine treatments, this parasite can lead to serious illness and even hospitalization among those with weakened immune systems.
Another strain of chlorine-resistant bacteria can cause legionnaire's disease, a bacterial infection resulting from exposure to water vapor filled with the bacteria. Legionnaire's disease can often be traced back to pools and hot tubs, where swimmers can pick up the harmful bacteria without realizing it. Symptoms of exposure can range from a fever and headache to chills, cough, and shortness of breath. For those with compromised immune systems, this bacterial infection can be deadly.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a water illness, the firm can help. An experienced drowning lawyer can review your case, gathering evidence to show any liability, and work to hold the right individuals responsible. The team at the firm handles each case with great skill and treating every client with the utmost respect and care, while fighting aggressively for the maximum compensation possible. A member of the team is available 24/7 to discuss any questions or concerns you may have - contact a drowning lawyer today to get the help you need.