Legionnaire’s disease News

Man Sues NYC Hotel Named as Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

A New York man who came down with Legionnaires’ disease and spent several days in a hospital has filed a civil lawsuit against the hotel identified by authorities as the source of the deadly outbreak. Leslie Noble’s lawsuit against the …

Death Toll From Legionnaires’ Disease Up to 12, NYC Mayor Says

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 …

GlaxoSmithKline Shuts Down N.C. Factory Due to Legionnaires’ Bacteria

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline closed its North Carolina factory on Tuesday after testing at a cooling tower found bacteria that causes deadly Legionnaire’s disease, a company spokeswoman said. The Legionella bacteria was discovered during routine inspections at the site in Zebulon, N.C., …

Alabama Couple Sues Kentucky Motel Owners for $5M 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 …

Tennessee Health Club Sued Over Legionnaire’s Disease

A man who used a Memphis fitness club linked to cases of Legionnaires’ disease has filed a $2 million lawsuit. The Commercial Appeal reported attorney Sadler Bailey filed the negligence suit in Shelby County Circuit Court on behalf of 44-year-old …