ASHRAE 188 is an industry standard dealing with preventing Legionnaires’ disease in water systems in buildings in the United States. Unfortunately, the standard does not go far enough. While it does require the development of a water management plan, it does not require testing for the presence of legionella (the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease) in the water supply. This often leads to a person contracting Legionnaires’ disease and then testing for the presence of the bacteria. This is the proverbial canary in the coal mine scenario, where the miners only knew there was gas after it had spread throughout the mine. Fortunately, there are organizations, e.g. the VA, Allegheny County, and Medicare certified health facilities, require testing for the presence of legionella. ASHRAE should follow suit.
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LEGIONNAIRES’ OUTBREAK in New York at Co-op City and the Opera House HotelWere you or your loved one involved in the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks of July 2015 or December 2014 in the Bronx? Jules Zacher has experience representing victims nationally and is currently representing people who contracted Legionnaires' disease at Co-op City and the Opera House Hotel.
NEW LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE CASES
Jules Zacher now represents a number of individuals connected to the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in the Bronx at Co-op City and Opera House Hotel.
In addition to these cases, he is also working on a number of other cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida.