Category: Workplace and Environmental

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires Outbreak Reported at Wisconsin Resort

3 men in Wisconsin who went to the same resort in Wisconsin Dells have tested positive for Legionella pneumophila, the bacterium that causes Legionnaires disease. Symptoms of the infection include cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, and headache.

Legionnaires' Disease

Outbreak of Legionnaires Disease Traced to Minnesota Spa

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has traced a new outbreak of Legionnaires disease to the Crookston Inn and Convention Center in the northwest region of the state. Hotel management has temporarily closed the pool and spa pending results of...

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires Outbreak Kills 1, Sickens 10 at Wisconsin Hospital

At least 11 patients -- including 1 who died -- at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, have contracted Legionnaires’ disease, apparently due to bacteria in the hospital’s hot water system. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that more cases...

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Suspected in Florida as Multiple Cases Reported in Pinellas County

The Florida Department of Health is investigating at least 2 cases of legionellosis, a type of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria, confirmed at the same apartment complex in Pinellas County. Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one...

Legionnaires' Disease

Source of Manhattan Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak that Sickened 27, Killed 1 Identified

A housing complex in Manhattan has been identified as the likely source of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that sickened at least 27 people and killed 1. Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of...

11 Injured in Wisconsin Refinery Explosion

A series of explosions and fires rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, sending an inky plume of smoke across the city, forcing evacuations and sending several people to the hospital. Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If...

Legionnaires' Disease

Increased Risk of Legionnaires’ Disease Near Watersheds, Drainage Basins

Yale researchers seeking to identify the cause of an increased number of Legionnaires’ disease cases over the past decade have found that people who live in close proximity to rivers and watersheds have the greatest risk of developing the illness. Free...

Oil Pump

Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion Kills 5 Workers; Cause of Blast Unknown

Eastern Oklahoma emergency officials are reporting that five oil rig workers went missing and are now presumed dead after a massive explosion tore through an offshore platform, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and reducing the structure to...

Legionnaires' Disease

Families of 11 U.S. Veterans Sue Illinois Nursing Home After Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A lawsuit has been filed against a Quincy, Illinois nursing home that has lost 13 U.S. military veterans since 2015 to Legionnaires’ Disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by waterborne bacteria. Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a...

Benzene

Toxic Benzene Emissions Reported at Colorado Petroleum Site

A Texas-based petroleum company has self-reported the release of high levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene at a tank battery site in Dacono, Colorado. Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation:: If you or a loved one was injured by benzene exposure, you...