Memphis Gym Sued over Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

Memphis Gym Sued over Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

A man who contracted Legionnaire's disease at 24 Hour Fitness is now suing the east Memphis gym.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A man who contracted Legionnaire's disease at 24 Hour Fitness is now suing the east Memphis gym.

Local 24 told you about the outbreak at the gym on Ridgeway earlier this month. The gym's spa and steam room had to be shut down.

Managers at 24 Hour Fitness worked with the Shelby County Health Department to clean up the impacted areas.

Attorney Sadler Bailey filed the suit Wednesday, saying his client got sick with Legionnaires' after using the hot tub last month.

"He didn't do anything any different than so many of us do when we go to a health club," he said. "The problem was this particular facility on this particular occasion had not properly kept the place clean and decontaminated."

Bailey says his client spent about a week in the hospital, and is feeling better and getting his strength back.

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