Our Legionnaires’ disease lawyers are representing one of the victims sickened in the Legionnaires’ outbreak at Arlington Court Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center in Ohio. Three people have been sickened at the assisted living facility since October 2019.
“This should have been prevented. It’s the responsibility of healthcare facilities including nursing homes, to implement and maintain water management systems that ensure all patients receive the highest standards of care possible.”Attorney Eric Hageman
Were Arlington Court residents properly notified?
Water samples taken by the Franklin County Health Department by February 11th confirmed the presence of legionella bacteria in the facility’s water system. Arlington Court says that they have been working with the health department to implement water restrictions, including the placement of special filters in showers, bathrooms, ice machines, the kitchen, and visitor areas.
Despite ongoing water restrictions and claims that the facility notified residents, the family of one of the victims, who was admitted in the end of February, told WYSX News that they were not told about the problem before check-in.
How do people get infected with Legionnaires’ disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that can infect people when they inhale water vapor or mist contaminated with legionella bacteria.
Legionella bacteria grow best in warm and stagnant water, which is why outbreaks are frequently associated with the complex plumbing systems of long-term care facilities, hospitals, and hotels. Seniors over 50 and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk for infection.
Legionnaires’ disease legal team
Our Legionnaires’ disease lawyers represent people sickened by contaminated water in cases nationwide. If you or a loved one were sickened in this outbreak, our legal team can help. For a free consultation, please fill out the form below, call 1-888-377-8900, or text 612-261-0856.