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The JTF mega discount warehouse in Fenton, Stoke on Trent where the Legionnaires outbreak is reported to have originated

A DIY chain in the UK is being sued by families of Legionnaires’ disease victims after an outbreak occurred due to a hot tub display at a garden center in 2012.

Richard Griffin, 64, William Hammersley, 79, and Harry Cadman, 71, all contracted Legionnaires’ disease after being exposed at JTF Warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK and ultimately died from the illness.

18 other cases of Legionnaires’ disease are associated with this outbreak, but it is suspected that there are many others who were affected by Legionella bacteria, but did not seek treatment.

A total of 14 of the survivors and their families took legal action against the garden center which had not cleaned the hot tub for weeks.

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