Jules Zacher has filed a lawsuit against Co-op City, Bronx for the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that occurred in late 2014. During this outbreak, at least a dozen people became ill with Legionnaires’ disease as a result of being on the Co-op City property.
The NYC Health Department Preliminary Test Results released on January 13, 2015 indicated that the source of the outbreak was the cooling towers at Co-op City and that 8 of the 12 confirmed cases associated with the facility were residents of Co-op City.
There have been no other updates from the NYC Health Department since the January release, however, Dr. Mary Bassett, health commissioner at the health department, said “The Health Department is concerned about this sudden increase in Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx. We are conducting a thorough investigation and working closely with RiverBay Corporation to minimize the public risk and to prevent future cases. I urge anyone with symptoms to seek medical attention right away.”
To read more, please go to the NYC Health Department’s website here.