July 15, 2019 — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a woman who died of Legionnaires’ disease she developed at an Ohio hospital’s new $361 million facility.

The woman, Deanna “Dee” Rezes, 75, died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease at Mount Carmel Grove City hospital near Columbus, Ohio.

She was admitted to the hospital in May 2019 for breathing problems that were later diagnosed as pulmonary hypertension. She was prescribed mediation and released

Within days of going home, she was readmitted to the hospital with worsening flu-like symptoms. Rezes was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and died on June 2.

She was the only victim who died in an outbreak that infected at least 16 people who were treated at the hospital. At least 3 other lawsuits have been filed by victims.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Mount Carmel Health System, its parent company Trinity Health Corp., Hunt Construction Group, Quandel Construction Group and Bruner Corp., and others.

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe lung infection (pneumonia) that is caused by breathing in Legionella bacteria on tiny droplets of water in the air. Outbreaks are often traced to buildings with complex water systems, air-conditioning, fountains, spas, or hot showers.

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