Multiple victims of Legionnaires’ disease who were present at the Oakland hospital campus during the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Legionnaires’ disease outbreak are angry that they were not notified about the situation.
In a recent article from Trib Live News, DeWayne Rettig, Edward Stockley, Gerald Caskey, and Frederick Tait speak about their experiences with the potentially deadly illness. Some victims, like Rettig, were told their illness was likely community-acquired rather than nosocomial, or hospital-acquired. Others, like Stockley, were angry that the doctors at the hospital never notified them of their diagnosis. Instead, Mr. Stockley was notified by a CDC official toward the end of his hospital stay.
To read more about these victims’ encounters with the VA and their Legionnaires’ disease cases, please click here.