Legionnaire’s disease News

Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Linked to Minnesota Hotel Spa

State health officials are investigating cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to an Albert Lea, Minn., hotel. Early evidence suggests the source of the respiratory disease may be the spa at the at the Ramada by Wyndham, according to the Minnesota …

Lawyers Seeking 32% of $641M Flint Tainted Water Settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers who negotiated a $641 million settlement for victims of Flint’s lead-contaminated water are asking a judge to set aside up to 32% for fees and expenses for years of work on the case. If granted, the …

Flint Joins $641M Deal to Settle Lawsuits Over Lead In Water

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council on Tuesday signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the poor, majority-Black city who were exposed to lead-tainted water. The city’s insurer would kick in $20 …

Insurers Move to Prevent Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreaks in Reopened Buildings

Commercial insurers are scrutinizing building managers’ efforts to avoid outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease as they re-open movie theaters, gyms, schools and offices that had been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, industry sources told Reuters. Legionnaires’ disease is …

Lawsuit: Negligence Caused Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Hotel

ATLANTA — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens. State and county health officials …

Legionnaires’ Outbreak Claims 12 Lives in New York City

Two more people in the Bronx have died of Legionnaires’ disease, bringing the total of fatalities to 12 in the largest outbreak of the disease in New York City history, officials said Monday. There are now 113 reported cases of …

Alabama Couple Sues Kentucky Motel Owners Over Illness

An Alabama woman has filed suit seeking $5 million from the owners of a Kentucky motel where she says she was infected with Legionnaire’s disease. Vera Ann Johnson and husband John Allen Johnson of Wedowee filed suit in circuit court …