Waco VA Medical Center Buildings Test Positive for Legionella

Legionaires Disease OutbreakLegionella bacteria found in buildings at the Waco VA Medical Center pose a risk to patients and visitors. Texas health officials are still doing tests on water samples from the medical center’s many buildings, so it is unknown how many building have water contaminated with this deadly bacteria, which causes Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia. Just breathing in a little water mist containing Legionella can cause serious illness or death.

One patient has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. He was living in the Waco VA hospital’s community living center.

“Legionnaires’ disease is a known risk for the sick and elderly,” said Fred Pritzker, who has won multimillion-dollar Legionella pneumonia lawsuit settlements for Legionnairs’ disease patients and their families. “Hospitals, including VA medical centers, have the duty to prevent Legionella bacterial contamination of water sources with good maintenance and to frequently test for the presence of this pathogen.” You can contact Fred for a free case review and consultation (click here now).


Patients and their families should not have to bear the financial and emotional burden of this illness without compensation. When a hospital is linked to cases of Legionella pneumonia, those sickened and their families have the right to sue.  Although a lawsuit will not undo the harm, it provides patients and families the opportunity to find out the truth about the contamination, which can prevent further illness. These lawsuits also help patients and families get some justice.

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