Patient infected with Legionnaires' disease suing Sound Shore Medical Center

One of the 21 patients infected with Legionnaires? disease is now suing the Sound Shore Medical Center.

Stephen Burke, 64, says he first noticed the warning signs of the disease after a visit to the center in early July. The Scarsdale resident says two days after his kidney treatment, doctors confirmed he was infected with the deadly disease.

Health officials say all 21 patients at the hospital were exposed to fine mists from an outdoor cooling tower believed to have been contaminated. Burke?s attorney says the hospital is to blame because proper testing and disinfectant procedures were not in place.

So far, Burke is the only patient that is suing the center. His attorney says that may change as the investigation intensifies.

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