Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit against Integrated Health Campus

Legionnaire's Disease OutbreakLawyers have file a lawsuit against Integrated Health Campus and others for Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) illnesses, 2 of which were fatal.  The lawsuit alleges that a fountain contaminated with Legionella bacteria caused the illnesses. LD (a severe form of pneumonia) is contracted by breathing in water mist containing Legionella. Our law firm did not file this lawsuit and is not involved in this case.

All of the 3 men who were sickened visited Integrated Health Campus prior to illness.  The one survivor reported being by the fountain during the visit, according to the Complaint (the legal document filed to initiate a lawsuit).

The lawsuit for personal injury and wrongful death was filed against 3 defendants (parties being sued): Integrated Health Campus, IHC Management and Summit Management and Realty Co. These companies own, operate and manage the building involved in the outbreak and/or the fountain water system.

One of the men who died left behind a wife and daughter. The other, had 13 children.

The Legionnaires’ Outbreak

In October of 2013, Pennsylvania health officials linked an outbreak of LD to Integrated Health Campus, located at 250 Cetronia Road, Allentown. The outbreak cases included 6 patients with Legionnaires’ pneumonia who had visited a building on the campus. Two of these people later died.

The investigation focused on a fountain in the building’s lobby, a fountain outside the lobby and the evaporative cooling system. Ultimately, the outbreak was linked to the fountain, according to the lawsuit.

Do you think Legionnaires’ Disease victims and their families should be able to sue a building owner for personal injury and wrongful death?

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