Tennessee - Legionella Prevention and Costs of Legionnaires Outbreaks

Historical Headlines Related to Legionella

2021

Legionnaires’ disease continues to make headlines today. In 2017, Legionnaires' disease was discovered at the 450-room Guest House at Graceland, a hotel near Elvis Presley's fabled home in Memphis, Tennessee. Also in 2017 a health club member contracted Legionnaires' from the gym's hot hub.

2021

Also in 2017 a health club member contracted Legionnaires' from the gym's hot hub.

Reported Settlements and Jury Awards

Given the incidence of legionella in Tennessee, 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

Tennesse does have a cap on the award amounts allowable by law. Tennessee’s statutory cap on noneconomic damages in civil cases, codified at Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-39-102, which generally limits noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering, permanent injury, and loss of enjoyment of life, to $750,000.

Groundwater Temperature Risk Level – Medium

Overall Liabliity and Risk for Tennessee – Medium

No, ASHRAE 188 is not part of the state code

Legionella and Water Management Plan Assistance

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