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Bergener & Associates: Woman Who Almost Died After Contracting Hantavirus in June 2012 Seeks Compensation
Date:5/9/2013

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013

According to court documents, when Cathy Carrillo of Chino Hills and her family vacationed in Yosemite National Park in June of 2012, what should have been a fun trip turned into a nightmare after she contracted the deadly hantavirus. Two days after returning home the mother began experiencing flu-like symptoms including chills and a fever. When the illness escalated, she was admitted to the hospital where hantavirus was diagnosed.

Mrs. Carrillo remained in intensive care for three weeks, followed by ten days in rehab. According to documents filed with the Mariposa Court, almost a year later, she still suffers from exhaustion and diminished lung capacity; her attorneys claim that in all likelihood, she will never fully recover from the damage caused by the dangerous virus. Her family has incurred over $500,000 in medical bills, and can expect some longterm future expenses.

Mrs. Carrillo’s personal injury attorneys Mark Algorri of Dewitt Algorri & Algorri and James M. Bergener of Bergener & Associates allege that Mrs. Carrillo’s experience was a direct result of negligence by the Delaware North Company, the hospitality management company in charge of the hospitality services within Yosemite National Park. According to a January 25th complaint filed with the Mariposa Superior Court, case number 10302, the premium tent cabins in Yosemite Valley’s Curry Village, “were in a defective and dangerous condition, with no warning given, so as to cause [Mrs. Carrillo] to contract hantavirus.” The Delaware North Company is named the defendant i
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