West Virginia - Legionella Prevention and Costs of Legionnaires Outbreaks

Historical Headlines Related to Legionella

2021

Legionnaires’ disease continues to make headlines today. In April 2021, Legionella bacteria was found in water from two sinks during routine testing at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.

Reported Settlements and Jury Awards

Given the incidence of legionella in West Virginia, 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

West Virginia 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 Virginia – High

No, ASHRAE 188 is not part of the state code

Legionella and Water Management Plan Assistance

Need help? For Legionella consulting and services, Water Management Plans, Legionella Control Systems, and Legionella testing please contact us at Nancrede Engineering at +1 888-56-water (+1 317-939-5932) or info@nancrede.com

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