Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyer

If you or your family member was sickened with Legionnaires’ disease, you need the help of an experienced pathogen (germ-disease) lawyer who knows how to conduct an independent investigation that will lay the foundation for a lawsuit against the company whose contaminated water caused the illness.

Important Legionnaires’ Disease Information

Through our work representing Legionnaires’ disease clients over the last 40 years, we have seen first-hand the toll it takes on victims and families. And, while the settings where they occurred vary – a hotel, a hospital, a nursing home, a hot tub; one thing all of our cases have had in common is that they were preventable.

Water management plans can prevent the overgrowth of Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease. These plans are considered an industry standard for large buildings and products such as hot tubs and cooling towers that aerosolize water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When these plans are not in place or are not followed correctly, this negligence can lead to people being exposed to very dangerous aerosolized legionella bacteria.

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Find on This Page
  1. Important Legionnaires’ Disease Information
  2. What is Legionnaires’ Disease?
  3. Can I File a Legionnaires Disease Lawsuit?
  4. Can I Sue For Wrongful Death if a Family Member Died From a Legionella Infection?
  5. Can I Sue a Hotel or Motel for Legionella Pneumonia?
  6. Can I Sue a Hospital for Legionnaires’ Disease?
  7. Legionella Risk from Water Birth Pools
  8. About the Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers at Pritzker Hageman
  9. Contact our Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers for a free consultation on your situation
  10. Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks Our Team is Investigating
  11. Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks at Hotels and Motels
  12. Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks at Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Medical Centers
  13. Other Recent Legionnaires’ Outbreaks

What is Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionnaires’ disease (LD), also called legionellosis or Legionella pneumonia, is a severe and sometimes fatal form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. A less severe infection caused by the same type of bacteria is called Pontiac Fever.

Legionella bacteria occur naturally in the environment and grow best in warm water. They are often found in hot tubs, cooling towers, hot water tanks, the plumbing systems of large buildings, and decorative fountains.

People get LD when they breathe in a mist or vapor containing the bacteria. The incubation period, or period of time from exposure to the bacteria to the onset of symptoms, is 2-14 days. Symptoms of an infection include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle aches, and headaches.

Many people, but especially those older than 50, current or former smokers, people with chronic lung disease, and people with a weak immune system, require hospitalization. About 10 percent of LD cases are fatal.

Legionella Pneumonia Complications

LD, also referred to as Legionella pneumonia, has several life-threatening complications, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

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This is an image of Legionella bacteria. Your case of Legionnaires’ disease was caused by breathing in water mist contaminated with Legionella. In every case our law firm has handled, the owner of a building did not take adequate prevention measures to prevent an outbreak of disease.
  • Respiratory failure. Once a patient develops respiratory failure, the odds of recovering are extremely low. This happens when there is significant damage to the respiratory system, including mechanical changes in the lungs and oxygen loss in the arteries.
  • Septic shock. This happens when sepsis (infection travels throughout the body in the blood) progresses to multiple organ failure. It is often fatal.
  • Acute kidney failure. When sepsis affects the kidneys, they lose their ability to eliminate excess fluid and waste from the blood. This results in dangerous levels of fluid and waste accumulating in the body, which can lead to death.
  • Endocarditis. This is an infection of the endocardium, an inner lining of the heart. This can happen when pneumonia becomes septic.  Endocarditis can damage heart valves.
  • Pericarditis. This is a swelling and irritation of the pericardium, the membrane around your heart.  Again, this can be a result of sepsis. Pericarditis can cause long-term illness.
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This is a disease that affects the nervous system and can cause temporary, or in rare cases permanent, paralysis. According to one study,3 this complication may be underdiagnosed.

Too Many Cases Go Undiagnosed

Every case of severe pneumonia is not tested to see if it is LD. This means there may be hundreds of people a year who are not diagnosed. Our lawyers would like to see a stronger recommendation from the CDC that all cases of pneumonia from an unknown source be tested for detection of legionellosis. We also believe both a urinary antigen test AND a culture of respiratory secretion should be done to make sure there is an accurate diagnosis.

Can I File a Legionnaires Disease Lawsuit?

Legionnaires’ Disease cases, like other pathogenic bacteria cases, are complex and scientifically and legally demanding. When looking to file a lawsuit it is important to contact an attorney who has experience handling cases like these and has access to the types of legal and investigative resources needed to pursue them.

6 Steps to Evaluate a Claim

  1. Contact A Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyer: After a doctor has confirmed that you have legionellosis through bloodwork and scans or x-rays, contact a Legionnaires’ disease lawyer.
  2. Confirm the Presence of Legionella Bacteria: Once we know you have (LD), the next step is to identify where you got it. This involves figuring out where you were immediately prior to the 2-18 day incubation period.
  3. Determine if You are Part of an Outbreak: If other people sickened with LD were at the same place you were prior to the 2-18 day incubation period, that’s usually strong evidence of an outbreak.  A person who is part of an outbreak is considered a “case-patient.” Typical outbreaks involve three types of case patients: confirmed cases, suspect cases, and Pontiac Fever cases. You do not need to be part of an outbreak to file a lawsuit.
  4.  Review Epidemiologic Investigation Results: Confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease need to be reported to local or state health departments which are then supposed to investigate. Part of this process is an epidemiologic investigation. This involves generating hypotheses about possible sources of exposure, questioning people who may have been exposed to or sickened, and analyzing the information gathered.
  5. Review Environmental Investigation Results: Once the likely source of the bacteria has been identified, investigators take samples of water from the feature or system and test it for the presence of the bacteria. They also examine the records the facility is supposed to keep regarding maintenance, water quality, cleaning and disinfection. Oftentimes, the environmental investigation reveals a lack of appropriate cleaning and disinfection which resulted in failure to eradicate the bacteria. A finding of Legionella bacteria in the sampled water system or feature, and identification that preventive measures were not taken or performed incorrectly, is convincing proof that the owner of the facility was at fault.
  6. Review Laboratory Investigation Results: It is preferable (but not always possible) to compare legionella isolates from patients with those isolated from water sources. Genetic tests on isolates can identify their “fingerprints.”  Matching fingerprints indicate the water was the source of the infection.

Can I Sue For Wrongful Death if a Family Member Died From a Legionella Infection?

Because the Legionella bacteria can be extremely dangerous once it has taken up residence in its victim’s lungs, it can sometimes, unfortunately, lead to death. This is not only emotionally devastating to family members, it can be financially devastating as well.  Families deserve compensation, but they also deserve justice and the opportunity to force needed changes so this doesn’t happen again to someone else. If a hotel, hospital or other company is proven to be at fault family members can sue for the wrongful death of a loved one.

Can I Sue a Hotel or Motel for Legionella Pneumonia?

Yes, you can sue a hotel if it can be proven that you were infected while visiting. Many past Legionnaires’ outbreaks have been associated with contaminated hotel water systems.  Contaminated water vapor from improperly maintained hotel cooling towers can also cause Legionnaire’s Disease in people who live or work even miles from the hotel.

Can I Sue a Hospital for Legionnaires’ Disease?

Yes, you can sue a hospital, including a VA medical center, a nursing home or a medical center for Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) if the source of the illness was contaminated water at the facility. These are often large, complex buildings, and finding the source of the illnesses usually requires a team of experienced investigators. You need scientific experts to help you prove your case. You may also have a case if a doctor failed to diagnose the illness and that failure led to severe illness or death.

Legionella Risk from Water Birth Pools

There have been cases of babies contracting this dangerous form of pneumonia from water birth pools used during delivery. You should discuss this issue with your health care professional if you are considering this kind of delivery.

Attorney Eric Hageman and his team of Legionnaires’ disease lawyers help people throughout the United States.

About the Legionnaires’ Disease Lawyers at Pritzker Hageman

Pritzker Hageman’s Legionnaires’ disease lawyers work tirelessly helping our clients get compensation, answers and justice. Our law firm is one of the few in the country that helps clients win cases against hotels, resorts, hospitals, office building and warehouse owners, landlords, and others. You can contact our law firm at 1-888-377-8900 for information about a Legionnaires’ disease lawsuit. We help clients in every state in the country, and we are not paid anything until we win for you.

If your husband, wife, parent, or other family member died, your family may have a wrongful death claim and have the right to sue for compensation and justice.

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Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks Our Team is Investigating

Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks at Hotels and Motels

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Super 8 in St. Clair, Missouri Sickens Two Guests

In April 2024, two guests contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Super 8 hotel on Southern Outer Road in St. Clair, Missouri. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the two individuals, who were not traveling together, were diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia within two weeks of their visit to the St. Clair Super 8.

Water samples from the hotel tested positive for Legionella bacteria, but health officials have not yet confirmed if the hotel’s water system was the outbreak source. The Super 8 contacted guests who booked directly but could not reach those who reserved through third-party sites.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Rivercross Tenants Corp.

At least two people at Rivercross Tenants Corp., located at 531 Main Street in New York are a part of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Walla Walla, WA

At least three people are included in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Walla Walla, WA.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Turquoise Place Vacation Condos in Baldwin County, AL

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in December 2022 that sickened 14 people. In April 2023, the outbreak source was identified as the balcony hot tubs at Turquoise Place, an upscale vacation condo rental resort in Orange Beach.

Legionnaires’ Disease Case Reported at San Diego State University

A campus community member at San Diego State University was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. San Diego State’s Exercise and Nutritional Sciences building has been temporarily closed while health officials investigate.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Aloft San Jose Cupertino

A Long Beach couple who stayed at Aloft San Jose in Cupertino developed Legionnaires’ disease and were hospitalized. Health officials found Legionella, but not chlorine in water samples they collected from the hotel’s hot tub.

Embassy Suites Napa California Outbreak

Between July and August 2022, 12 residents of Napa County, CA were hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease and one of them died. Investigating possible sources, county health officials conducted tests on water in various human-made structures and found legionella in a fountain, pond, and cooling tower at the Embassy Suites in the city of Napa.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton South in Dayton, OH

Our Legionnaire’s Disease legal team is investigating reports of a cluster of Legionnaire’s Disease cases that might be linked to exposure to legionella bacteria at the Holiday inn Express and Suites, Dayton South on I-675.

Clarion Pointe Wake Forest Hotel

After visiting the Clarion Pointe Wake Forest Hotel at 12401 Wake Union Church Road in Wake Forest, NC, two guests developed Legionnaires’ disease.

Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster at Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations in Waikiki, HI

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases among guests at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations in Waikiki. There have been five confirmed cases of non-residents who were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the hotel in June 2021, March 2022, and April 2022. The Pritzker Hageman Legionnaires’ disease lawyers are representing clients from Texas and Iowa who were sickened in this outbreak. The DOH is working with the Grand Islander to investigate the illness source. The Grand Islander installed point-of-use filters in guest rooms to eliminate Legionella bacteria in the water.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Hilton/Hampton Inn Parsippany Hotel in NJ

Three guests who stayed at the Hilton/Hampton Inn Parsippany Hotel in New Jersey between July 2021 and October 2021 contracted Legionnaires’ disease. The guests ranged in age from 52 to 77.

After the second case was identified in February 2022, the state health department began a collaborative investigation with local health officials. Samples collected from the building’s water system tested positive for Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease.

Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 2 Round Barn Lodge Guests in Spring Green, WI

Two guests at Round Barn Lodge in Spring Green, WI developed Legionnaires’ disease after their stays.

11 Known Sick and Possibly 55 More Cases Linked to the Sheraton Atlanta

Eleven former guests have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease linked to staying at the Atlanta Sheraton Hotel in June and July of 2019. The Georgia Department of Public Health believes there may be up to 55 additional cases as well.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Christmas Mountain Resort in Wisconsin Dells

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Christmas Mountain Resort sickened at least three people and killed one.

Four people sickened in Crookston, MN Outbreak

Minnesota Department of Health investigators announced on February 16th, 2018 that they suspect the spa at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center may have led to at least four cases of Legionnaires disease.  The affected visitors became ill between January 22nd and 27th, 2018. The Department of Health is warning people who visited the hotel between January 14th and February 6th, 2018 that they may have been exposed to Legionnaires.

Four Seasons Palm Springs Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Two Legionnaires’ disease cases have been associated with the Four Seasons 55+ community in Palm Springs, California. Both people sickened are residents of Four Seasons. The pool areas at Four Seasons were closed in July of 2018 to allow a private company to test the water for the presence of Legionella bacteria, and the bacteria was found in a pool. Four Seasons drained the pool and deep cleaned it.

5 People with Legionnaires’ Disease at SpringHill Suites in Round Rock, Texas

Five people were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ pneumonia after being at The SpringHill Suites on 2960 Hoppe Trail in Round Rock, Texas. Three of the people were guests; one is an employee.

Hannibal Best Western

Three cases were associated with staying at the Best Western motel in Hannibal, Missouri, in 2015. According to health officials, Hannibal’s Best Western on the River was the common link in the three confirmed LD cases, all of whom stayed at the hotel at different points over a period of eight months.

Opera House Hotel in New York

The Opera House Hotel cooling tower is the source of the outbreak in the Bronx in 2015, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Over 120 people were sickened, and twelve died.

Marriott SpringHill Suites Hotel in Altamonte, Florida

The Florida Department of Health and the CDC associated an outbreak of LD with the Marriott SpringHill Suites Hotel in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The dates of concern were March 25 and April 24, 2015.

Super 8 Motel in Lacey, Washington

Another outbreak in 2015 was associated with the Super 8 motel in Lacey, Washington, according to Thurston County health officials. There were 3 confirmed cases and one suspected case.

Econo Lodge in Ocean City, MD

In 2014, 2 people who stayed at Econo Lodge, 145th Street, Ocean City, Maryland, were sickened. Microbiological evidence pointed to the motel’s water system as the source of the outbreak, according to Worcester County health officials.

Lawsuit against Sleep Inn Owner

Two men filed a lawsuit in 2014 against Choice Hotels International, Inc., doing business as Sleep Inn & Suites in Millbrook. The lawsuit alleges that contaminated water at the motel caused the illnesses.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks at Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Medical Centers

Legionnaires’ Disease at Parkridge Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, IA

A resident at Parkridge Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, IA has developed Legionnaires’ disease. Bottled water is being provided for residents. The facility is working with the state health department to address the problem.

Legionnaires’ Disease at Country Meadows in Bethlehem, PA

A short-term resident at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Bethlehem, PA has developed Legionnaires’ disease. The facility has hired a water management company that is performing tests on water samples.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at a Care Facility in Eau Claire, WI

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a care facility in Eau Claire, WI includes at least two patients whose illnesses occurred within the last three months. County health officials have chosen not to release the name of the facility at this time.

Legionnaires’ Disease Investigation at San Antonio Wellness and Rehabilitation

Our Legionnaires’ Disease attorneys are investigating a possible outbreak at the San Antonia Wellness and Rehabilitation facility in San Antonio, Texas. If you have been affected by this outbreak, please contact us today to discuss your legal options.

Legionnaires’ Disease at Woodbine Development Center in Cape May, NJ

One resident of the Woodbine Development Center in Cape May, NJ was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in October 2022. Woodbine, a residential facility for men with intellectual and developmental disabilities, took measures to address the issue.

Legionnaires’ Disease at Western Hills Retirement Village in Cincinnati

At least one resident at Western Hills Retirement Village in Cincinnati has Legionnaires’ disease. People get Legionnaires’ disease, a severe, often fatal form of pneumonia when they inhale water vapor that is contaminated with Legionella bacteria.

Brookdale Eddy Pond Assisted Living Facility Investigation

Our team is looking into reports that at least one resident of Brookdale Eddy Pond in Auburn, Massachusetts contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the facility.

Morningside Heights, NY Nursing Home Outbreak

An outbreak at the Amsterdam Nursing Home in Morningside Heights, New York has led to additional cases through at least the end of September, 2022. Eight illnesses and four deaths have so far been linked to this outbreak. Our legal team is currently investigating.

Central DuPage Hospital Legionnaires Disease Cases Investigated

Illinois state health officials are investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

Mount Carmel Grove City Legionnaires’ Outbreak: 8 Sick, 1 Dead

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the newly opened Mount Carmel Grove City hospital in Ohio sickened eight people killing one of them.

Legionnaires’ Disease at Alomere Health Hospital in Alexandria, MN

Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Alomere Health Hospital in Alexandria, MN have occurred since November 2018.  Health officials are working with the hospital to find the source of contamination.

Legionnaires’ Disease at Phoebe Richland Health Center

An LD outbreak at Phoebe Richland Health Center in Richlandtown, PA sickened two people, one of whom has died. Bucks County Health Department has taken water samples for testing.

Legionnaires’ Disease Death, Legionella Bacteria at Pennock Hospital

Two people at Spectrum Health’s Pennock Hospital in Hastings, MI have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in recent months. Health officials have found the bacteria that causes the infection in the hospital’s water distribution system.

Three Legionnaires’ Disease Deaths Linked to UW-Madison Hospital

Fourteen people were sickened and three of them died in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at UW-Madison Hospital in Wisconsin.

Columbus VA Clinic Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Lawyers Investigate

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus sickened five people. Water fountains and ice makers at the facility were shut down while health officials conducted tests for Legionella bacteria in the water.

Fresno, CA Veterans’ Home Resident Contracts Legionnaires’ Disease

One resident at the Veterans’ Home in southwest Fresno was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.

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Other Recent Legionnaires’ Outbreaks

Tomkins County, NY Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Since June 1, 2023, 12 people in Tomkins County, NY have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and one of them has died. Normally, the county sees one to four cases annually. Health officials are working to determine the source of the outbreak and have taken water samples from various cooling towers around town.

River Tower Plaza Leionnaires’ Outbreak

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at River Park Towers in the Bronx includes at least two residents. Both people live in the 10 Richman Plaza building, but New York City Health Department officials are also evaluating the water at 20 Richman Plaza.

Findlay, IL Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Health officials are investigating the cause of three Legionnaires’ disease cases in Findlay, IL that occurred between July 30 and August 4.

Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster in Bergen, Passaic Counties, NJ

Health officials in New Jersey are investigating a cluster of nine confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Passaic and Bergen Counties. The spike in cases comes months after another cluster was reported.

Possible Zen Day Spa Legionnaires Disease Outbreak

A possible Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Zen Day Spa includes three illnesses, two of them fatal.

Grand Rapids, MN Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Grand Rapids, MN includes five adults who became ill between the end of April and mid-July. All of them were hospitalized.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch, includes four confirmed cases and four suspected illnesses, including one fatality.

Crunch Fitness Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Out lawyers are investigating an Idaho a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at a Crunch fitness that includes at least three people.

Creeks of Kirklevington in Kentucky

Our team is investigating a possible Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at The Creeks of Kirklevington in Lexington, KY.

Legionella Reported At Kettering Schools Field House in Ohio

After more than 30 students reported feeling sick, Kettering City Schools announced that the Field House water in Roush Stadium tested positive for legionella. The Field House was shut down on June 13, 2023, after the school district became aware of a concern about water safety. The Field House will remain closed during the investigation. Several students are being tested for Legionnaires’ disease. This is not the first time there has been legionella at the school district. In 2019, Keith “Casey” Chaffin, who was the head custodian at Fairmont High School, died in part from Legionnaires’ disease. After Keith’s death, investigators found legionella in the restroom sink of the custodian’s office.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at LA Fitness in Niles, IL

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak has been linked to the LA Fitness in Niles, IL. Two illnesses that occurred in April 2023 have been confirmed.

Meredith Woods Campground Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Five people who stayed at Meredith Woods and Clearwater Campground developed Legionnaires’ disease.

Legionnaires’ Disease at Woodland Garden Apartments in Duluth, MN

Two residents of Woodland Garden Apartments, a seniors-only complex in Duluth, Minnesota have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Condo Complex in Baldwin County, AL

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Alabama includes more than 12 people who live at a condominium complex in Baldwin County

Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster in Pennsauken, NJ

A Legionnaires’ disease cluster in Pennsauken, NJ includes four people.

13 People Sickened in Darlington County, South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases that has, as of November 22, 2022, sickened at least 13 people.

Hamilton Township, NJ Outbreak Claims First Life

A Legionnaires’ outbreak in a section of New Jersey’s Hamilton Township served by Trenton Water Works (TWW) led to two cases in August, 2022, one in April, 2022 and one in December 2021. One of the four people sickened in this outbreak passed away due to the Legionella infection.

Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in the Highbridge Neighborhood

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) announced an investigation of a Legionnaires’ disease cluster in the Bronx neighborhood of Highbridge. As of June 9, 2022, 24 people have tested positive for Legionella infections. Of those, eight people have been hospitalized and two have died. Results from additional tests are pending. NYC Health is sampling and testing water from all cooling tower systems in zip codes 10452 and 10456. The health department recommends that any New Yorkers with flu-like symptoms see a healthcare provider to get tested for Legionnaires’ disease. The Pritzker Hageman Legionnaire’s legal team is also investigating this outbreak.

Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Union County, NJ

5 deaths and 17 other people seriously sick with Legionnaires’ have been identified as a related cluster of cases. Most of the cases have occurred among residents or recent visitors to Union County, which is located in the northeastern part of New Jersey.

N.C. Mountain State Fair – WNC Ag Center

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to a hot tub display at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair held September 6-15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher has sickened dozens of people, killing four of them. As of October 22, 142 illnesses had been reported including 134 cases of Legionnaires’ disease and eight cases of Pontiac Fever. Ninety-five people have been hospitalized, four of them have died. Poorly sanitized hot tubs are a common source of aerosolized legionella bacteria.

Fatal Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Windsor Park in Carol Stream

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Covenant Living’s Windsor Park retirement home in Carol Stream, IL has sickened three people killing two of them

Balmoral Nursing Home Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Balmoral Nursing Home in Chicago sickened two people.

East Texas State Fair Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

A hot tub display is believed to be the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the East Texas State Fair in Tyler included at least seven confirmed and five probable cases. One person died.

Covenant Living At The Holmstad Retirement Home in Batavia, IL

Twelve people have been hospitalized so far in connection with the Legionnaires outbreak at Covenant Living Retirement Home in Batavia (Kane County), Illinois

Union County, NJ Legionnaires’ Outbreak Sickens 22, Kills 5

In Union County, NJ,  a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak has sickened 22 people killing five of them between March 8, 2019, and May 13, 2019.

Legionnaires’ Disease at Legacy House in Taylorsville, UT

Two people are Legacy House senior living community in Taylorsville, UT have Legionnaires’ disease. Water restrictions are in place until health officials can get the problem under control with a water treatment procedure.

Legionnaires’ Disease at St John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea, MN

A case of Legionnaires’ disease has occurred at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea, MN, less than a year after an outbreak that sickened five people.

Waco YMCA Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit

At least two people were sickened with a severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease in an outbreak at the Family YMCA in Waco, Texas.

Can DNA Tests Solve Albany Legionnaires Disease Outbreak?

Health officials used whole genome sequencing (WGS) to see if two Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks at the same location in Albany, NY are linked.

Promenade at University Place Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: 1 Sick, 1 Dead

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at an assisted living community, in Albany, NY called Promenade at University Place sickened two people, one of whom has died.

Champaign-Urbana Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Since September 15, 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received six reports of people being diagnosed with LD in Champaign County.  State health officials are looking at potential sources of the outbreak. One possible source is First Christian Church of Champaign, where some of the people diagnosed with LD participated in wedding activities, according to IDPH.

Legionnaires’ Disease Strikes Washington Heights Again, 16 Ill, 1 Dead

For the second time in 2018, a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak has sickened people who visited or live in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. As of October 11, 2018, sixteen people have been sickened, one of whom has died. The first Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Washington Heights in July of this year sickened 18 people, according to NYC health officials, who identified the source of that outbreak as a cooling tower operated by the Sugar Hill development.

Sioux Falls, SD Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Fourteen people were hospitalized in a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in Sioux Falls, SD. One patient has died. The people sickened range in age from 36 to 80 and live in or visited Sioux Falls in the week before getting sick.

New Hampshire Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Sickens 12

A New Hampshire Legionnaires’ disease outbreak investigation is looking at hot tubs at two hotels, the Sands Resort and the Harris Sea Ranch Motel, as potential sources of the legionellosis cases.

NYC LD Outbreak in Washington Heights Neighborhood

An outbreak in New York City, specifically the Washington Heights neighborhood, has sickened 18 people, one of whom died. The people sickened range in age from 40 to 80 years old. The fatality was a person over 50 with underlying health conditions.

Detroit Legionnaires Disease Outbreak Linked to Wayne State University

Three people working at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, contracted Legionnaires’ disease, campus officials and the Detroit Health Department reported in June of 2018. After an employee was diagnosed in May, the university hired PathCon Laboratories. The company found Legionella in 3 cooling towers and 3 bathrooms in different buildings.

Bronx Co-op City Neighborhood Part of Fatal LD Outbreak

One person died and two others were hospitalized in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Co-op City neighborhood of the Bronx. This is the same neighborhood where an LD outbreak killed 12 people in 2015. City health officials reported in April of 2018 that the cases were people who visited or lived in three connected buildings in the Co-Op City neighborhood within the last 12 months.

Water Oak Country Club Hot Tub Implicated in Legionellosis Cases

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Water Oak Country Club in Lady Lake, FL has sickened two people. Health officials say they traced the source of the outbreak to Legionella bacteria in the water in the hot tub at the clubhouse.

IslandWalk Legionnaires’ Disease and Legionella

Several people have been diagnosed after being in or near a pool or the spa (hot tub) at IslandWalk at the West Villages in North Port, Florida.

9 People at Disneyland in Anaheim before Diagnosed with Legionnaires’

Twelve people who live or visited Anaheim, California, have been diagnosed with LD. Of the 12, 9 were at Disneyland from September 12 to September 27, 2017, before getting sick, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Can a person sue Disneyland for Legionnaires’ disease?

Legionnaires’ Disease: 3 L.A. Fitness Gyms in Orlando and Ocoee Investigated

Two L.A. Fitness locations in Orlando and one in Ocoee have been associated with 7 cases of illness. These people became ill from February through May of 2017.

L.A. Fitness in Ocoee, Florida, Associated with 3 Cases

Three people with who visited the L.A. Fitness in Ocoee, Florida, were diagnosed with LD. The health department found that this location was the common exposure.

Author: Attorney Eric Hageman represents clients with personal injury and wrongful death claims nationwide. He has won millions for his clients, including a recent $3,000,000.00 settlement for Legionnaire’s Disease from a Hotel. You can call 1-888-377-8900 (toll-free) or use our free consultation form to contact Eric or your confidential consultation regarding a Legionnaires disease lawsuit. Read client testimonials.

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Sources and Additional Information

  1. Leruste, A., et al. “Successful pediatric ECMO in a rare case of septic shock due to a community-acquired Legionella infection.” Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses (2016).
  2. Attorney Fred Pritzker wrote the section explaining 6 steps to evaluating a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
  3. Landau, Daniel, et al. “Guillain-Barre Syndrome After Legionella Pneumonia: Case Report and Literature Review (P1. 308).” Neurology 86.16 Supplement (2016): P1-308.
  4. Atlanta Legionnaires’ Disease at Grady Memorial Hospital
  5. Marriott Legionnaires Disease Lawyers
  6. Legionnaires’ Disease Risk From Water Birth Pools
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  8. Legionnaires’ Disease Wrongful Death

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