Thomas P. Bernier, a leader in Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law group and chair of its Legionnaires’ disease practice, was featured on WENY-TV in Elmira, NY discussing a recent case involving a woman who died from Legionnaires’ disease after her stay at a hotel in Watkins Glenn.
In “Attorney Breaks Down Legal Side of Legionnaires’ Disease,” Tom who has handled over two dozen Legionnaires’ disease cases and talks about what legal actions people affected by the disease can take and the complications that arise within a case after its proven that cause of death was due to Legionnaires’ disease.
“Just getting sick doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to win a lawsuit,” said Tom. “These are very difficult cases to prove. You have to prove that you actually have the diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease. You have to prove the exact source because the sources are numerous. Legionella bacteria is everywhere, including municipal waters.”
More about Goldberg Segalla’s Thomas P. Bernier:
With more than three decades of experience successfully defending complex and high-profile civil and criminal cases in the state and federal courts throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the country, Tom focuses his civil practice on the defense of toxic tort actions against companies in a wide range of industries, with particular concentration on claims alleging exposure to Legionella, asbestos, lead paint, carbon monoxide, and mold. Tom also has extensive experience defending personal injury, premises liability, and product liability. He is a frequent author and presenter on personal injury defense and other topics in his areas of concentration, with two seminars he developed being honored by the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL) as “Best of MICPEL” seminars.