Affected by an Amoeba Death or Naegleria Fowleri?

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Picture of a boy in a hospital bedAmoebae-related deaths have been linked to public swimming pools, hotels, theme parks and water parks. Many of the victims have been very young children. If you know someone who died from an amoeba infection, injury attorney William McBride wants to hear your story. After seeing his family suffer from injustice at a young age, Attorney McBride decided to dedicate his career to helping individuals and families affected by injustice and wrongful death. His reputation as a fighter comes from the aggressive litigation style he uses when going up against the negligent parties that caused serious harm.

Symptoms of Infection from Amoeba or Naegleria Fowleri

Some amoeba deaths are caused by Naegleria fowleri, an organism that lives in warm water, soil or vegetation. N. fowleri can infect humans when they ingest water that contains the organism, possibly by diving into pools or swimming underwater. It thrives in southern states like Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Arizona, although it can exist in almost any body of freshwater.

The  N. fowleri amoebae enter the nose and travel to the brain where they cause a disease called Primary Amoebic Meningitis (PAM). People infected often experience:

  • Back and neck stiffness, cramping and pain
  • Weakness, severe headaches and seizures
  • Light sensitive eyes, double vision and droopy eyelids
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Swollen, painful lymph nodes
  • Decreased appetite, nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of smell or problems tasting food
  • Confusion, hallucination and difficulty with concentration

PAM may cause fluid buildup in the brain, severe headaches and coma. Sadly, death usually follows rapidly after the onset of symptoms, typically within weeks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), only one person has ever survived a PAM infection.

Under premises liability laws, all property that is open to the public must be safe and reasonably free of hazards. To this degree, every public swimming pool and water park, including all Disney World accidents, are required to maintain a residual chlorine level of one-two parts per million to protect their guests from amoebic infection. If they fail in this basic safety obligation, owners and operators could be held liable for the wrongful death of an amoeba victim.

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We are prepared to fight for justice and compensation for the pain you have suffered. Contact our injury lawyers today for a confidential, no-cost evaluation of your case. Though legal action cannot bring your loved one back, it can get you the compensation you need to begin putting your life back together after a sudden loss. Take action today – our injury attorneys are ready to help.