Family blames Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Cosme Ruiz deathVijayan Sankar (Author) Published Date : Oct 19, 2019 07:11 IST
It is not of any death due to legionnaires caused recently, in that hospital, but the one that happened back in 2017.
North Carolina confirmed the third victim this week to legionnaires disease, Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital is having trouble from it.
35-year-old Cosme Ruiz admitted there for treatment on 25th October 2017 for multiple sclerosis dies on 12th November because of legionnaire’s disease. The cause of death was said to be the legionella bacteria in the hospital’s water system. Now nearly two years after her death, her husband Gibran Ruiz sues the Northwestern memorial hospital.
Legionnaires disease in America: Life-threatening Legionnaires disease is a regular visitor to America in these times of the year. This year, three are already dead in North Carolina. It was worst in 2017, with more than 7500 legionnaires disease affected cases in America.
The condition is not passed from one person to another. But, CDC confirms that the infection will spread if the breathing air contains the legionella bacteria. It also is passed by the bacteria-contaminated water that accidentally travels to the lungs while drinking water.
Cosme Ruiz’s family blames the contaminated water system of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her death: There was a death reported by the Northwestern Hospital in May 2017 due to legionnaires disease. Since it was before admitting Cosme Ruiz, her husband sues the hospital for not properly maintaining the water system.
Ruiz’s attorney, Thomas Mulroy, says that the hospital housed Cosme Ruiz with a compromised immune system on an improper water system that contained legionella bacteria. Ruiz died drinking that contaminated water, concluded the victim’s family.
Cosme Ruiz’s lawsuit only confirms there is no safe place from the diseases. Hence to have a proper lifestyle, good sleep, food as medicine, exercises along with meditation, and stress-free life is the safe way to be away from all diseases.
Family blames Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Cosme Ruiz death