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Patient Sues Illinois Hospital After Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease


By Cathy Jakicic Health Care Facilities
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A woman who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Ill., in July is suing the hospital, according to WTTW.

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.”

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page

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