By Farhan Navi, Personal Injury of Nevada
Despite a hotel’s best efforts, there are plenty of things that can go wrong for guests. Their toilets may overflow or get clogged. Their room service breakfast might be delivered late. Their room keys may not work. And on and on.
Hotel guests tend to expect that these little hiccups might occur. But most guests don’t anticipate catching a deadly disease while staying at the hotel.
That’s what apparently happened to six guests of the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas earlier this year. These individuals are now suing the hotel’s property manager after reportedly contracting Legionnaire’s disease during their stay at Aria. Indeed, the hotel did send a letter to all guests who stayed there between June 21 and Independence Day informing them that elevated levels of the Legionella bacteria were detected in several guest rooms on the property.
Legionnaire’s disease tends to form in around water, and the lawsuit implies that Aria failed to adequately inspect its air conditioning, hot tub, hot water, ventilation, and shower systems for the bacteria. The plaintiffs live in different regions of the nation, though some claim they contracted the deadly form of pneumonia while staying at Aria prior to June 21. Legionnaire’s disease is often developed after a person inhales contaminated water in a mist or water vapor form.
CityCenter, MGM Resorts International, and Tutor Perini Corporation are also named as defendants in the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges 225 counts of negligence and is seeking a total of $337.5 million in compensation for the plaintiffs, including punitive damages.
o About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.