Nursing Home Makes Changes After Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease

Officials at one long-term care nursing home are consulting with experts and have installed equipment to disinfect its water after 8 people at the facility were diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. According to the Department of Health, no one has died in the outbreak so far.

The facility administrator says a device has been installed which will disinfect the facility's water.  Legionnella bacteria, found in the homes water, causes pneumonia-like symptoms. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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