In the wake of the latest Legionella outbreak in the State of New York, Senator Chuck Schumer has called upon the Federal Government to increase funding to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further research into the disease. Citing concerns that state residents may be increasingly at risk for exposure to the bacteria from many sources, Schumer noted the importance of such research, especially in light of the New York City outbreak which killed 12 persons and sickened over 140 (After Leionnaires’ cases at Syracuse hospital, Schumer pushes for water testing standards). In calling for nationwide standards, we believe that New York City’s stringent regulations, formulated after the Bronx outbreak, should be used as a starting point for any national regulations.
At this time, the Locks Law Firm is open for business and is fully functional, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most of our attorneys and staff members are working remotely and we are fully equipped to continue providing all services during this time of uncertainty. As each state's guidelines are updated, we will gradually be returning to work from our four offices. In the meantime, we would ask that you communicate with us by phone, email or fax and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please do not visit our offices at this time without first communicating with a staff member.