Cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been skyrocketing across the U.S. in recent years, with a more than 450% increase since 2002, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Update: Illinois Veterans’ Home Sued After Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak
January 4, 2018 – The families of 11 U.S. veterans who died due to complications of Legionnaires disease at an Illinois nursing home have filed a lawsuit against the facility for negligence. Since July 2015, the disease has claimed the lives of 13 residents of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill., and sickened another 61, according to an investigation by the Chicago public radio station WBEZ.
What’s the Problem?
June 16, 2017 – The CDC study found that outbreaks of Legionnaires’ have been on the rise since 2000, noting several new cases over the last few weeks alone:
- Two hotel guests in Last Vegas contracted the lung infection;
- New York City police officers were warned against showering at their station due to the disease, and
- At least 4 cases of Legionnaires’ were reported at 2 different LA Fitness locations in Florida.
CDC found that there are currently about 6,000 new diagnoses of Legionnaires’ annually in the U.S., and that rates of the disease are up a staggering 450% since 2002. The study’s authors cautioned that a percentage of the increase is likely due to advanced diagnostic techniques and monitoring by hospitals.
Legionella is found naturally in fresh water environments, like lakes and streams. It can become a health concern when it grows and spreads into manmade water systems.
Do I Have a Legionnaire’s Disease Lawsuit?
The Workplace and Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
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