Legionnaires’ outbreak in Lake County
There has been a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Lake County, the county’s health reported this week. Injuring 10 and killing 1.
Lake County investigators, alongside officials with the Ohio Department of Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, believe the Legionella bacteria was likely spouted into the air from cooling towers at Consolidated Precision Products (CPP) in Eastlake, Lake County Health Commissioner Ron Graham said.
Three of the people who got the disease very likely contracted the bacteria from the plant, including the 54-year-old Cuyahoga County who died as a result of the disease in August, Graham said. All three patients worked either at CPP or directly-neighboring businesses, and they all contracted the disease during the summer months.
Employees of Consolidated Precision Products can file with the Bureau Ohio Workers’ Compensation for treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering. With the help of a lawyer they can be fully comepnsated for their injuries.
Other parties not employees could have a possible third party claim again against CCP.
If you were injured or have any questions related to prior injuries, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your employer has lawyers working hard for them, shouldn’t you?
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This post was written by Cleveland attorney Bruce D. Taubman, who practices workers’ compensation, personal injury and medical malpractice throughout Ohio. throughout Ohio.