Tanganyika Falls Splash Park Infection Lawyer

Tanganyika Falls Splash Park Infection Lawyer

Several people have been infected by a dangerous pathogen traced back to Tanganyika Falls Splash Park in Goddard, KS. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) identified one of the pathogens as Shigella, a highly contagious bacteria that causes a number of gastrointestinal ailments. Although many people can recover from a Shigella infection without the need for antibiotics, immunocompromised people and those with underlying conditions are at risk for more serious illness. If you or a family member have fallen ill after a visit to Tanganyika Splash Park, then contact the personal injury lawyers at Patterson Legal Group. We are now accepting Tanganyika Wildlife Park illness claims for those who became sick after visiting the park.

Tanganyika Splash Park Shigella Infection Lawyer

What Are the Symptoms of Shigella Bacteria Infection?

Shigella bacteria affects the gastrointestinal system. Common symptoms include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, and stomach cramps. Sickness usually occurs within days of infection and typically lasts for a week.

A certain species called Shigella flexneri can cause post-infectious arthritis, which can lead to joint pain, eye irritation, and painful urination. Illness caused by Shigella flexneri can last for years and lead to chronic arthritis.

How Do Shigella Bacteria Infections Happen?

Shigella infections can spread quickly and easily, as only a small amount is needed to get someone sick. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are a number of ways that the Tanganyika Falls Splash Park Shigella bacteria infections could have happened. They include:

  • Getting Shigella on your hands and touching your mouth. Shigella can get on your hands by:
    • Touching surfaces, such as toys, bathroom fixtures, changing tables, and diaper pails contaminated with Shigella bacteria from someone with an infection.
    • Changing the diaper of a child with a Shigella infection.
    • Taking care of a person with an infection, including cleaning up after the person uses the toilet.
  • Eating food prepared by someone with a Shigella infection.
  • Swallowing recreational water, such as lake water or improperly treated swimming pool or splash park water.
  • Swallowing contaminated drinking water, such as water from a well that’s been contaminated with sewage or flood water.

In the case of Tanganyika Falls Splash Park and Tanganyika Wildlife Park, reports from the park indicate there was a defective water filtration system. With water constantly moving in the park, there was a tremendous potential for mass infection. Water samples from the park have been sent to testing labs for further analysis.

Have any other bacteria or viruses been identified?

The KDHE and Sedgwick County are both conducting ongoing investigations. So far, they have linked only one bacteria to the outbreak. We are unable to confirm additional viruses or bacteria at this time, but the KDHE recommends that you have your stool (poop) tested immediately by a local healthcare provider. Our attorneys have spoken with park visitors who have medical diagnosis that differ from Shigella.

Infected at Tanganyika Falls Splash Park?

Have you or a loved one gotten sick after visiting Tanganyika Falls Splash Park? If so, then let Patterson Legal Group fight for your justice. Our lawyers have filed a lawsuit in Sedgwick County District Court alleging the park owners failed in their duty to care for its patrons. Their negligence has caused many customers to get sick, including children that have required ICU treatment at the hospital. If that applies to you or a family member then let our team of experienced attorneys help you get compensated for Tanganyika Wildlife Park’s negligent actions.

You can contact Patterson Legal Group for a free consultation about filing a claim against Tanganyika by phone at 888-687-2400 or online via LiveChat. In addition to having a long history of winning major settlements for our clients, we do not charge any legal fees unless your case is won. Contact us today to learn how you can fight back.

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