Legionnaire’s disease News

Michigan Health Chief, Others Face Criminal Charges over Flint Water

Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires’ disease. Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking member …

Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Found at 4 American Airlines Hangars at DFW

American Airlines has increased safety precautions after low levels of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease were found in water at four maintenance hangers in Texas. KXAS-TV reported that the bacteria was discovered at the American hangars at Dallas-Fort Worth …

Multiple Lawsuits Filed over Flint Water Contamination, Legionnaires’ Disease

One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint, Mich., residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires’ disease. …

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 …