Thomas P. Bernier Quoted in "Legionnaires' Disease: 95 Confirmed Cases, 1 Dead. Can They Sue?" Citizen Times
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Thomas P. Bernier Quoted in "Legionnaires' Disease: 95 Confirmed Cases, 1 Dead. Can They Sue?" Citizen Times

October 4, 2019

Thomas P. Bernier, a leader in Goldberg Segalla’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law group and chair of its Legionnaires’ Disease practice, was quoted in an article for Citizen Times providing legal insight as to whether the 95 people who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the Mountain State Fair in North Carolina can sue.

In “Legionnaires’ Disease: 95 Confirmed Cases, 1 Dead. Can They Sue?” Tom explains that there needs to be a definitive source for the outbreak at the fair and if the outbreak was caused due to negligence. Tom also discusses potential compensatory damages if there is a settlement with the case(s).

“If you can establish essentially a case for negligence or some type of premise liability … anyone who has a confirmed diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease would arguably have a right to pursue civil remedies—compensatory damages—against whoever they think is the appropriate target,” Tom said.

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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.