You can sue a hospital, nursing home or other medical facility (including VA hospitals) for Legionnaires’ disease if contaminated water at the facility made you sick. Your hospital lawsuit will seek money to compensate you for the harm caused by this deadly form of pneumonia. Our legal investigation will help you find answers and get justice. If your loved one was sickened and died, you may have a wrongful death lawsuit.
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Hospital Lawsuit for Legionnaires’ Disease Money Settlement
If your loved one contracted Legionnaires’ disease from a hospital, clinic or nursing home, contact our lawyers for a free consultation using the form below. You and your loved one may have the right to sue for a money settlement.
Legionella can contaminate water in showers, air conditioning systems and pools, particularly whirlpool spas. Humans can be infected by breathing in mists or vapors of contaminated water.
The disease, named for an outbreak at a 1976 convention of the American Legion, can cause death in between five and 30 percent of cases, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is often fatal. Complications include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Respiratory failure. If there are mechanical changes in the lungs (ventilatory failure) or oxygen loss in the arteries (hypoxemic respiratory failure), respiratory failure may result.
- Septic shock. Toxins released by the Legionella bacteria may lead to a sudden drop in blood pressure, which reduces blood flow to vital organs, including the heart and kidney. This can result in multiple organ failure and death.
- Acute kidney failure. This is the sudden loss of your kidneys’ ability to eliminate excess fluid and waste from the blood.
- Endocarditis. This is an infection of the endocardium, an inner lining of the heart. This can happen when Legionella spread through the bloodstream.
- Pericarditis. This is a swelling and irritation of the pericardium, the membrane around your heart.
Recent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks and Investigations Linked to Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Medical Facilities
Legionnaires’ Diseaseat Methodist Village
One resident at Methodist Village Senior Living in Fort Smith, Arkansas has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The facility is conducting water tests to try and discover the source of contamination.
Legionella at Friendly Village Nursing and Rehab in Rhinelander
Water tests at Friendly Village Nursing and Rehab on Boyce Drive in Rhinelander were positive for Legionella. The facility is flushing the system with chlorine. Filters have been installed in shower heads, but residents have been told not to use the sinks until filters are installed.
Legionanires’ Disease at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia
After a probable case of Legionnaires’ disease was reported at Cabell Huntington Hospital, water tests identified Legionella in a limited area of the hospital. The staff is taking “precautions,” according to media reports, and has added filtration to sink faucets and shower heads.
Legionnaires’ Disease Cases at Christ Hospital Main Campus in Mount Auburn, Ohio.
Three patients at The Christ Hospital Main Campus in Mount Auburn have confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease. The hospital is giving bottled water to staff, guests and visitors and is working to install water filters.
Legionnaires’ Disease Reported at Nursing Home in Ridgeway, SC
A resident tested positive for a “waterborne pathogen” that is likely Legionnaires’ disease at Ridgeway Manor Healthcare Center. During the investigation, nurses were told not to wash their patients and to use hand sanitizer instead of water. Ridgeway Manor’s Regional Director of Operations told WIS News 10 that the water stoppage was out of an abundance of caution. The nursing home has a host of other violations, including a score of D to F for Medicare and Medicaid from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), substantial fines, and several infection-related deficiencies. DHEC is investigating the denial of clean water to Ridgeway Manor residents and staff.
Legionnaires’ Disease Case Reported at Erie County Nursing Home
A former resident of the Nightingale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. The nursing home, owned by Independence Healthcare Management, has implemented mitigation precautions and protocols while health officials investigate the infection source.
Our team is looking into reports that at least one resident of Brookdale Eddy Pond in Auburn, Massachusetts contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the facility.
An outbreak at 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.
Illinois state health officials are investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the newly opened Mount Carmel Grove City hospital in Ohio sickened eight people leaving one of them dead.
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.
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.
Five veterans who developed symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease after visiting the Columbus Veterans’ Administration (VA) hospital facility. Two of the 5 tested positive and are confirmed cases, and the other three had suspected cases. The outbreak was reported in June of 2018.
Three people who work in Building 15 at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, also referred to as legionellosis. Two were diagnosed with legionellosis in August of 2017, and the third one in January of 2018. Building 15 is located outside but near the main BAMC hospital.
The California Department of Veterans Affairs reported that a resident at the Veterans’ Home in southwest Fresno has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. The veteran, diagnosed January 3, 2018, was treated at the VA Hospital.
A 93-year-old resident at Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Croton-on-Hudson, New York died from Legionnaire’s disease, according to reports issued in October of 2017. She was one of two people at this facility to be recently diagnosed with this severe form of pneumonia. Sky View Rehabilitation and Health Care Center is a 192-bed luxury nursing home. It is located at 1280 Albany Post Road in Croton-on-Hudson.