One woman has died from Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumonia) after visiting Glenwood Nursing Home in Florence, Alabama. She visited the facility with two family members. All of them got sick. She developed respiratory symptoms and was hospitalized. Tests confirmed Legionella pneumonia, a severe form of pneumonia caused by breathing in water mist contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Tragically, the illness took her life.
“Legionella pneumonia is a preventable illness,” said Attorney Fred Pritzker, who recently won $3 million for a family whose loved one died in another outbreak. In that case, two people had been sickened from Legionella in water mist at the same building a few m
onths earlier. “Our investigation found that nothing had been done to kill the Legionella bacteria in the cooling tower after the first two illnesses. As a result, a wonderful wife and mother died.” You can contact Fred for a free consultation here and find out how to protect your legal rights. Fred and Attorney Eric Hageman are our lead lawyers for these cases.
This wrongful death case is part of a larger outbreak of Legionnaires’ pneumonia in Florence, Alabama, that has 14 confirmed and 10 suspected cases. All of the cases have been linked to Glenwood Nursing Home. Most of the victims of the outbreak are residents at the facility.
Interestingly, Legionella bacteria have been found in the cooling towers of two nearby buildings, Regency Square Mall and Southwire, a manufacturing plant. The Alabama Department of Public Health is testing water from the cooling towers to find out if there is a connection with the Glenwood Nursing Home outbreak.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and others whose buildings have been associated with Legionella pneumonia outbreaks. They have won millions in lawsuit settlements for their clients. You can contact them for a free consultation here.