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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Legionnaires’ Outbreak

July 15, 2019 — The family of a woman who died in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Ohio hospital where she fell ill.

The wrgonful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of 75 year-old Deanna “Dee” Rezes, a woman who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease at the hospital’s new $361 million facility.

In May 2019, Rezes was admitted to Mount Carmel Grove City hospital near Columbus, Ohio for breathing problems that were diagnosed as pulmonary hypertension.

Rezes was treated with medication and went home on May 20, but soon developed flu-like symptoms and was re-admitted to the hospital.

On May 31, her family was informed that she had been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. She died a few days later, on June 2.

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe type of pneumonia that is caused by breathing in tiny droplets of air that contain Legionella bacteria.

The lawsuit was filed against Mount Carmel Health System, Trinity Health Corp., Hunt Construction Group, Quandel Construction Group and Bruner Corp., and other defendants.

The outbreak infected at least 16 people who were treated at the hospital. No other deaths were reported.

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