A Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, GA has been dealing with a possible outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Two plant workers were recently diagnosed with the disease Administrators circulated an internal memo on July 28 stating that Legionella experts had conducted initial tests for the bacteria; these tests turned out negative. The company states that it plans to continue testing at the facility and to make changes to its water treatment system.
These two cases are the first in Marietta to be linked to a single location, but now some former workers who contracted the disease are coming forward with their stories. One former operational engineer, who was diagnosed with the disease in October of 2014, believes that he was exposed at the plant. Lockheed Martin has stated that it was not notified of his illness, and without an investigation the initial source of the disease remains unclear.
Jules Zacher is an attorney in Philadelphia who has tried Legionnaires’ disease cases across the U.S. Please visit LegionnaireLawyer.com again for updates.