Category: Diseases

Legionnaires

Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Veterans’ Home After Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A nursing home in Quincy, Illinois, is being sued after 13 U.S. military veterans died from Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by waterborne bacteria.

Baking Flour

Flour Recall Lawsuit

Food poisoning lawyers filing lawsuits for people who suffered infections from contaminated flour. While not a common source of foodborne illness, flour has been linked to at least 2 major outbreaks of E. coli in recent years.

Disneyland

Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Disneyland Forces Emergency Closure of 2 Cooling Towers

Disneyland closed down 2 water cooling towers at its park in Anaheim, California, after some visitors there developed Legionnaires’ disease.

Railroad Tracks

Rhabdomyosarcoma Lawsuit

Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare but life-threatening cancer that begins in muscles that are attached to bones that help the body move, has been diagnosed in children who live near CSX railroad yards. Contaminants at the sites include volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...

Legionnaires

Sixth Case of Legionnaires’ Disease Confirmed at Texas Hotel

At least 6 guests who stayed at a hotel in Round Rock, Texas, have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

Legionnaires

Hotel Guest at Elvis’ Graceland Dies of Legionnaires’ Disease

A Kentucky woman has reportedly died from Legionnaires’ after visiting the Guest House at the Graceland Hotel in Tennessee.

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Cold Medicine, Allergy Relief Syrup Recalled for B. Cepacia Contamination

Doctor Manzanilla Cough & Cold, Allergy & Decongestant Relief products recalled for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) contamination.

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Ninjacof Cold Medicine Recalled for B. Cepacia Contamination

Ninjacof cold medicine recalled for potential B. cepacia contamination.

Legionnaires

Legionnaires’ Disease Found at Ohio Prison Hospital

Two inmates at a prison hospital in Ohio have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, an aggressive type of pneumonia that spreads through inhalation of contaminated airborne water particles.

Legionnaires

New York Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Kills One, Sickens 6

At least one is dead and another 6 have fallen seriously ill in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York.