Patient sues Illinois hospital after contracting Legionnaires’

August 28, 2019

A woman who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Ill., in July is suing the hospital, according to an article on the WTTW website.
 
The suit alleges the hospital didn’t take proper precautions following a previous outbreak of legionella bacteria.
 
The lawsuit claims the hospital didn’t take remediation actions prior to the woman's stay
 
The hospital was negligent, the lawsuit claims, stating “(it) failed to create and implement appropriate control measures to ensure that the hospital was free and clear from dangerous legionella bacteria.”
 
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