Connecticut - Legionella Prevention and Costs of Legionnaires Outbreaks

Historical Headlines Related to Legionella

August 5, 2022

After the discovery of bacteria in its water system that can cause a serious respiratory illness, state and local health officials have been working with a Windsor Locks senior living community. Testing revealed the presence of the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' Disease in the facility's hot water according to a July 14 letter from Stonebrook Village to its residents and families. Special filters have been installed so seniors can still use showers and measures have been taken to provide other drinking water to residents. (Source)

Reported Settlements and Jury Awards

Given the incidence of legionella in Connecticut, and its associated harm, personal injury claims and litigation are also becoming more frequent. Reported settlements and jury awards are unavailable at this time.

State Cap on Jury Awards

Connecticut does not have a cap on the award amounts allowable by law. In addition, public health notices and negative media attention can also lead to business interruption and reputation damage.

Groundwater Temperature Risk Level – Medium

Overall Liabliity and Risk for Connecticut – High

No, ASHRAE 188 is not part of the state code

Legionella and Water Management Plan Assistance

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