12th lawsuit filed against Illinois Veteran's Home following legionnaires deaths
CHICAGO, IL —
A new lawsuit against the State of Illinois regarding the Illinois Veteran's Home has been filed.
KHQA has obtained court documents that show the 12th lawsuit to be filed regarding the legionaires outbreak at the Veteran's Home in Quincy.
Matthew Dehn is claiming his father, Valdemar Dehn, died on October 12th, 2017 due to sepsis bronchophneumonia due to the Legionelle pneumophilia at the Veteran's Home.
Dehn and his lawyers claim that negligence of the Veteran's Home resulted in his father's death.
Dehn is seeking $100,000.00 in the lawsuit.
11 other lawsuits have been filed against the state regarding the outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at the IVH.