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Does Mount Carmel Have a Legionnaires’ Problem?

Over the last six months, two Mount Carmel hospitals have been linked to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks that have sickened a total of 18 people, killing one of them. And a third Mount Carmel facility has tested positive for Legionella, the…

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Mount Carmel East Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Sickens 3

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at Mount Carmel East hospital in Columbus, OH has sickened three people. The hospital is working with state and local health officials to determine the source of the problem and has implemented water restrictions. Contact…

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Legionnaires’ Disease at Pequot Highlands Complex in Salem, MA

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Pequot Highlands Complex in Salem, MA has sickened two people. After testing found Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, in the building’s water system, water restrictions were put in place. Legionnaires’ disease, a severe…

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Fourth Death Linked to NC Mountain State Fair Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A fourth death has been linked to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair held September 6-15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher.  Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is transmitted…

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Legionnaires’ Case Linked to Quilting Show Held After Hot Tub Exhibit at Mountain State Fair

The North Carolina Department of Health announced yesterday that one of the patients sickened by Legionnaires’ disease in the current outbreak associated with the WNC Agricultural Center did not attend the Mountain State Fair event. That event, which had multiple…

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Pritzker Hageman Files First Lawsuit Stemming from Legionnaires’ Outbreak at NC Mountain State Fair

Legionnaires’ disease lawyers at the national law firm Pritzker Hageman along with local counsel Ralph W. Meekins today filed the first lawsuit in connection with an outbreak at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair held September 6-15 at the Western…

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Third Death Linked to NC Mountain State Fair Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A third death has been linked to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair held September 6-15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher. A total of 140 illnesses have been reported among…

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Second Death Linked to NC Mountain State Fair Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A second person who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after attending the NC Mountain State Fair has died. As of October 8, 2019, 132 people are part of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak associated with attendance at the fair held September 6-15, 2019…

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Lawyers Representing Multiple Victims in Mountain State Fair Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

The Legionnaires’ disease lawyers at Pritzker Hageman, led by attorney Fred Pritzker, are representing multiple legionella victims in the Mountain State Fair outbreak. One of our clients was in an induced coma in the ICU, where she has been hospitalized…

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Another Case of Legionnaires’ Disease at St. John’s in Albert Lea

Another case of Legionnaires’ disease has been reported at St. John’s Lutheran Community on Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, MN, bringing the total number of cases reported there since 2018 to seven, according to the Albert Lea Tribune. Contact a…

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NC State Fair Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Sickens 25

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair has sickened 25 people, killing one of them. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that occurs when water droplets contaminated with Legionella bacteria are inhaled. State health officials…

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Is Mountain State Fair Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak?

Attendees of the Mountain State Fair are part of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Buncombe County, NC that has sickened 128 people, killing one of them. Health officials are working with fair organizers to determine how attendance to the event,…