Legionnaires’ Disease at Correctional Facility

Health officials are testing water at Roxbury Correctional Institution after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease, a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. The inmate was taken to a Baltimore hospital, according to a state prison official.

Attorney Eric Hageman represents inmates and Legionnaires’ disease victims. He recently won $3 million for a family whose loved one died of Legionella pneumonia.  His work with inmates involves cases where there was failure to provide an inmate at a prison with adequate health care.

The inmate diagnosed with Legionnaires’ at Roxybury was in his 40s. He was taken to Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore. Maryland health officials believe he contracted the illness at RCI.

Attorney Eric Hageman represents inmates and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. You can contact him for a free consultation here.

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