2017-09-05T10:48:56+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella Bacteria
5 with Legionnaires’ Disease in Hopkins, MN

Update: There are now 23 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the outbreak linked to Citrus Systems, Inc. in Hopkins, MN. Five people in Hopkins, Minnesota, have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by breathing…

2016-10-20T09:44:40+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella and Fatal Legionnaires Pneumonia
Corroded City Water Pipes Identified as Likely Source of Legionnaires’ Disease

In the wake of two serious Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in June 2014 and May 2015 in Flint, Michigan, a new research study (1) has definitively demonstrated that city pipes corroded by the iron in Flint River water were ultimately responsible…

2016-10-06T14:06:57+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella Bacteria
Legionnaires’ Disease Confirmed in 2 Guests at Golden Sands Club Condominium

The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed that two people who recently stayed at Ocean City, MD’s Golden Sands Club Condominium this June have contracted Legionnaires’ disease. This cluster has appeared less than a year after two guests of the luxury…

2016-07-14T16:08:18+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella Bacteria
Cancer Patient Caught Legionnaires’ Disease at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital

Allegheny General Hospital officials have now revealed that a cancer patient did in fact acquire potentially life-threatening Legionnaires’ disease from contaminated water at their 631-bed facility. 2 other possible cases of hospital-acquired Legionnaires’ disease are currently being investigated; 1 of…

2016-06-24T19:26:40+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella and Fatal Legionnaires Pneumonia
3 Guests of Blowing Rock’s Meadowbrook Inn & Suites Contract Legionnaires’ Disease

Appalachian District Health Department (AppHealthCare) has issued a public health advisory warning travelers that three guests of the Meadowbrook Inn & Suites in Blowing Rock, N.C. have contracted Legionnaires’ Disease. (1) According to Vicky McLean, the consulting general manager of…

2017-10-03T20:43:45+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella and Fatal Legionnaires Pneumonia
WorldMark Kapaa Shore Resort Closed; At Least 2 Guests Ill with Legionnaires’ Disease

Two guests who stayed at the WorldMark Kapaa Shore Resort on the island of Kauai, Hawaii have contracted Legionnaire’s Disease, prompting temporary closure of the resort. A third possible case is being investigated. According to a representative of Wyndham Resorts…

2017-10-03T20:44:44+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella Bacteria
Legionnaires’ Disease Caused by Water System Maintenance Deficiencies

A new study by the CDC found that preventable water system maintenance deficiencies were the primary cause of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in the United States. Hundreds of people were sickened because building owners failed to properly maintain water systems and…

2017-10-03T20:39:43+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Bacteria Testing
Legionella Bacteria Discovered at The Commons on St. Anthony Healthcare Facility in Auburn, NY

Legionella pneumonia bacteria has been isolated in the water system of The Commons on St. Anthony, a 300-bed long-term nursing and short-term rehabilitation facility located at 3 Saint Anthony Street in Auburn, NY. The facility is operated by Loretto, a…

2017-08-28T14:07:05+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella Bacteria
Legionella Lingers at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital

An environmental sample taken from the Outpatient Medical Pavilion of Indiana University’s Health Ball Memorial  Hospital in Muncie, Indiana has proven positive for the potentially dangerous Legionella pneumonia bacteria. In a statement released to The Star Press, the hospital’s Chief…

2017-08-28T14:09:25+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionnaires Pneumonia
Legionnaires’ Disease Case at Chillicothe Ohio VA

The Chillicothe Gazette (1) states that the VA Medical Center in that city is confirming that one person is sick with Legionnaires’ Disease at the facility. The patient was living at the Center and developed pneumonia-like symptoms. Doctors suspected the…

2018-03-28T09:34:34+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella in Lungs
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Tests Water for Legionella Bacteria

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, in Muncie, Indiana, is taking proactive steps to test and restrict water usage following the diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease in one of its patients last week. Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Operations Jeffrey…

2017-08-28T14:00:30+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.Fred Pritzker 45 S 7th St, #2950 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 U.S.A +1.612.338.0202
Legionella Pneumonia Outbreak and Legionnellosis Infection
New Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Filed against VA

Yet another victim of Legionnaires’ disease has file a federal lawsuit against the VA Pittsburgh system in connection with the outbreak that occurred there between February 2011 and November 2012. When the 57-year-old Air Force veteran, a resident of Millvale,…