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Insurance Coverage For Legionnaires Disease Claims

Legionnaires'-related lawsuits are not uncommon, in part because the disease is entirely environmental — it isn’t contracted from another person but by exposure to Legionella bacteria transmitted from water in plumbing systems, cooling towers, whirlpool spas, and...

Legionnaires Disease Associated With Dental Water Lines

In February 2012, The Lancet reported the first confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease associated with dental water lines. The patient, an 82-year-old woman in Rome, died just two days after she was diagnosed despite heavy antibiotic treatment. In the 2 to 10 days...

Responding to Incidents That Could Contaminate Plumbing Systems

Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have been associated with situations – water main breaks, construction, opening of backup water feeds – that have presumably sent contaminants into a building domestic (potable) water system or dislodged biofilm from piping. Such...

Quotes From Legionnaires’ Disease Survivors

Updated on 6/15/19 "I went to sleep on May 4, hardly able to breathe. That's pretty much all I remember until I woke up on June 3rd. My wife advised me I was on life support for almost a month and it looked very grim at times. This disease almost killed me." T.C. "I...

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