Since 2014, New York has witnessed a dramatic increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Bronx. Each year in the U.S., between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease. Legionella bacteria is not transmitted from person to person but rather when people inhale the bacteria. Older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems are at an increased risk to Legionnaire’s Disease.
New York Legionnaire’s Disease Attorneys
MHH attorneys have successfully defended Legionnaires’ clients in New York and all over the country. Specializing in personal injury and wrongful death plaintiff litigation, we have the experience and resources necessary to help you. If you or your loved one has contracted this disease due to negligence or improper cleaning, contact us today for all your legal needs.
New York Legionnaires’ Cases:
We represent a New York resident who was diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia in June 2012. Our client was living in an apartment complex located in the Bronx at the time. The New York Department of Health has advised our client that another tenant of the apartment complex was also diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia.
MHH Retained by NY Resident
MHH has recently been retained by a New York resident who is believed to have been infected with legionella and is currently investigating the case. This resident lived and worked in the Bronx.
2015 Bronx Legionnaires’ Outbreak
August 4, 2015
New York City officials are currently working to clean up the sources of the Legionnaires’ outbreak in the South Bronx. Since July 10th, over 80 cases have been reported and seven people have died. Five rooftop cooling systems including the Opera House Hotel, Concourse Plaza and Lincoln Hospital have now been found to contain the bacteria that causes the disease.
Nationwide around 2,200 Legionnaires’ cases have been reported in 2015 with over 100 of those cases being in New York City.
These are the neighborhoods in the South Bronx that have reported cases:
- Hunts Point
- Crotona Park
- Claremont Village
- Concourse Village
- Mount Eden