4th Plattsburgh resident sickened by Legionnaires’ disease

Patients live in western part of city, health department says PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A fourth patient has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in Plattsburgh. The Clinton County Health Department confirmed the new case Thursday. The residents sickened have been hospitalized with pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. They all live in the western part of Plattsburgh. … Continue reading “4th Plattsburgh resident sickened by Legionnaires’ disease”

Erin Brockovich Expresses Concern in Rise of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York

Roughly a year after her trip to Hoosick Falls, Erin Brockovich was back in the Capital Region on Tuesday, speaking about the rise in reported cases of Legionnaire’s Disease across New York. “You didn’t have this outbreak because it started yesterday,” Brockovich said. “This has been building and going on for a while.” “Last year, … Continue reading “Erin Brockovich Expresses Concern in Rise of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York”

Rensselaer County Supreme Court Allows Expanded Claims in Legionella Lawsuit

A recent bench ruling by Rensselaer County Supreme Court Justice Raymond Elliott has allowed expansion of Nassau resident Lori Clark’s claims for punitive damages, and allowed her the opportunity to claim negligent hiring and supervision of a hotel maintenance supervisor. The expansion of her claims comes on the heels of pre-suit testimony that has established … Continue reading “Rensselaer County Supreme Court Allows Expanded Claims in Legionella Lawsuit”

Upstate New York Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Advances

Upstate New York Legionnaires’ Disease lawsuit advances in the suit against the Comfort Inn (Choice Hotels) in Schodack, and Ecolab.  The first round of depositions have now been completed.  In this matter, HC&D client Lori Clark alleges she was exposed to legionella bacterium and developed Legionnaires’ Disease after attending a 3 day conference/training seminar at … Continue reading “Upstate New York Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Advances”

Dutchess County Judge dismisses auto negligence lawsuit against HC&D client

In the Matter of Smith v. Waterman, et al. (Dutchess County Index Number 7539/2012), Justice James V. Brands of the Supreme Court, County of Dutchess, recently dismissed an automobile liability claim that had been commenced against Lindsey Waterman, an HC&D Client.  Justice Brands, in determining that the facts in the case did not demonstrate any … Continue reading “Dutchess County Judge dismisses auto negligence lawsuit against HC&D client”