George Hines of Beaver County, Pennsylvania claims that the Department of Veterans Affairs waited six months before telling him he contracted Legionnaires’ disease in August 2012.
Mr. Hines was receiving treatment for prostate cancer at the VA’s University Drive Hospital campus and was admitted on Aug. 6, 2012 due to fever and pneumonia. He was discharged four days later without being told of his positive test for Legionnaires’ disease. The hospital did not notify Mr. Hines of his Legionnaires’ disease until March 5, 2013 during a meeting that included other victims of the same illness.
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