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Family plan legal action following legionella death

04 October 2016

The family of an 86-year-old man who died from suspected Legionnaires' disease are planning legal action against the care home he was living in.

According to the Daily Mail, the man had been taken to Basildon Hospital after becoming ill at the Hutton Village care home early last year.

He had developed 'pneumonia-like' symptoms in June of 2015 and had died four days after being admitted to the hospital.

The man's family claim that Doctors told them their relative had died from Legionnaires' Disease, according to the Daily Mail.

However, the report also stated that an inspection by the Care Quality Commission in July 2015 had seen it rated as 'good'.

The Hutton Village facility is run by BUPA and a spokesperson was quoted as saying that any comment "wouldn't be appropriate" as the inquest was still ongoing.

According to the Daily Mail report, the family of Kenneth Ibbetson - the man who died from suspected Legionnaires' disease - are planning legal action against BUPA over his death.

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