The Miami based law firm of Hannon Legal Group has been retained by two Danish businessmen who were guests at the Epic Hotel, located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, Florida 33131. Shortly after staying at the Epic Hotel they began to exhibit signs and symptoms consistent with Legionnaires’ Disease. Our clients are currently undergoing medical treatment and evaluation to obtain a definitive diagnosis.
The Miami-Dade County Health Department has reported at least three other cases involving guests at the Epic Hotel who developed Legionnaire’s Disease including. One involved a fatality. According to published reports, it appears that the Epic Hotel installed a water filtration system that allowed waterborne bacteria, including the legionella bacteria to grow. Legionnaires’ Disease is usually contracted through exposure to contaminated water vapor from hot showers, Jacuzzis and hot tubs.
It appears that the CDC and other governmental entities have not confirmed the source of the Legionnaire’s Disease, which resulted in at least one death. However, they have reported that this fatal strain of the disease may be linked to a source other than the Epic Hotel.
One family tragically lost a loved one, Tore Myhra, who not only stayed at the Epic Hotel but had also been on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship during the relevant period. It is believed that more than one person on that cruise ship contracted Legionnaires’ Disease. Accordingly, any investigation regarding the source of illness during the pertinent period of time must explore both the culpability of the Epic Hotel and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
The lawyers at our firm are experienced in litigating cases against negligent hotels as well as negligent cruise lines. We take great satisfaction in holding irresponsible corporations accountable for the harm they cause innocent victims and their families.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease and has been a guest of the Epic Hotel in Miami, Florida or has traveled aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship between October 1, 2009 and December 15, 2009, call an experienced Florida wrongful death / personal injury lawyer today for a free consultation about your legal rights at (866) 835-6872.