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Cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite causing the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis, can lead to various health claims and concerns, particularly related to waterborne outbreaks. 

Here are common types of claims associated with Cryptosporidium infections:

  1. Personal Injury Claims

Individuals who contract cryptosporidiosis might file personal injury claims, often arguing that their illness resulted from exposure to contaminated water in public or private settings. 

These claims usually involve:

  • Public Water Systems: Municipalities or water companies may be held responsible if they fail to adequately treat water supplies.
  • Swimming Pools and Recreational Water Facilities: Owners and operators might face liability if inadequate maintenance or sanitation leads to contamination.
  • Food Establishments: Restaurants or food service providers might be liable if the infection is traced back to contaminated food or beverages.
  1. Product Liability Claims

Consumers might file claims against manufacturers of water filtration systems, alleging that the products failed to remove Cryptosporidium from water, leading to illness.

  1. Insurance Claims

Businesses, particularly those in the hospitality and recreation industries, might file insurance claims for losses incurred due to Cryptosporidium outbreaks. This includes:

  • Business Interruption: Loss of income during closures for investigation and remediation.
  • Cleanup and Remediation Costs: Expenses related to sanitizing and ensuring facilities are free from contamination.
  1. Regulatory and Compliance Claims

Regulatory bodies might face claims related to the enforcement (or lack thereof) of water quality standards. This includes:

  • Failure to Enforce Regulations: Claims against health departments or regulatory agencies for not adequately monitoring and enforcing water safety standards.
  • Non-compliance Penalties: Claims involving fines or penalties imposed on facilities for non-compliance with water safety regulations.

How can we help?

Our specialist solicitors can discuss your injury with you and recommend the best next steps. Elizabeth Larner is an Associate Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team.

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Elizabeth Larner Associate Solicitor 

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