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Alabama couple sues Kentucky motel owners over Legionnaire's disease
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:24 AM EDT
An Alabama woman has filed suit seeking $5 million from the owners of a Kentucky motel where she says she was infected with Legionnaire's disease.
The lawsuit says the Patels own a Budget Inn Express where the woman was infected with Legionnaire's disease in Ashland, Ky., in April.
The Patels say the lawsuit is baseless and contend the woman has longstanding health problems.
The Anniston Star reports that the lawsuit claims the woman developed Legionnaires' disease from bacteria in an air conditioning unit in one of the motel's rooms.
Umesh Patel says a technician found nothing wrong with the room after the couple complained.