October 2015

NYC Passes Legionnaires' Disease Regulations

Partner Steven P. Knowlton and co-counsel Jules Zacher commend New York City and it's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for their passing of regulations of cooling towers in an effort to combat Legionnaires' Disease.  Despite the most recent outbreak in the Bronx, NYC is a leader in this area.  For text of the letter, see the NY Daily News Letters to the Editor section:  If you or a loved one has suffered from the symptoms of Legionnaires' Disease (shortness of breath, productive cough, diarrhea, high fevers, weakness, body aches, headaches, nausea and/or vomiting) or have been diagnosed wtih the disease, contact Locks Law Firm at 866-LOCKSLAW.

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Locks Law Firm Accepting Legionnaires' Disease Cases

Legionnaires' disease has been diagnosed with increasing frequency during the last year.  There have been two very recent outbreaks in the Bronx, New York.  One outbreak in the South Bronx sickened over 120 people and caused 12 deaths.  Another outbreak in the Morris Park section has sickened approximately 13 persons and caused 1 death to date.

What is Legionnaires’ disease?

Legionnaires’ disease (or Legionellosis) is a type of pneumonia. It is caused by bacteria (Legionella) that grow in warm water.

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