Legionnaires’ disease is a severe and frequently fatal form of pneumonia which is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. This bacterium is found in both potable and nonpotable water systems and are found in rivers, lakes, and streams—with one type of Legionella species that can be found in potting soil. Thousands of people are infected with the Legionella bacteria annually in the U.S. Legionnaires’ disease patients typically complain of persistent fatigue, and neurologic and neuromuscular symptoms. ForensisGroup’s Legionnaires’ disease expert witnesses have extensive experience in diseases of the chest, lungs, and internal medicine.
These specialists’ expertise includes thromboembolic disease, respiratory failure, pneumonia, pulmonary infections, chronic obstructive lung disease, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Others are experienced healthcare professionals in the field of occupational medicine who study air pollution effects and community risk, ecosystem and human health, energy industries and their occupational and environmental health risks, environmental quality, environmental toxicology, ecosystem health, and relation to human health. We also have experts in Respiratory Therapy. These professionals work with mechanical ventilation, high frequency oscillation management, and conduct pulmonary function testing, medical chart review and documentation for compliance of standards of care in respiratory care, and arterial blood gas sampling, analysis, and interpretation.
These experts are members of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and the American Board of Toxicology.
Call us at 1-800-555-5422 for more information or complete and submit an expert request form to retain a Legionnaires’ disease expert witness for your case.