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Illinois Veterans Home Struck by Legionnaires’ Outbreak Gets $4.1 Million

The federal government is gifting Illinois $4.1 million to renovate a veterans home where a 2015 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease claimed the lives of 13 people.

Illinois Democratic Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth say the money, which will be taken from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be used to upgrade the facility’s water system and other infrastructure, according to WQAD 8.

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What’s the Problem?

June 29, 2018 – Durbin says the gift will provide a “needed boost,” but that “there is much more work to be done.”

Illinois health officials have struggled to contain the Legionnaires’ outbreak since the first deaths were reported at the Quincy veterans home in 2015.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed a $245 million overhaul which would consist of replacing corroded plumbing and rebuilding the facility. Lawmakers approved a state budget last month that includes $53 million for the project.

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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 Side Effect(s) cases in all 50 states.

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