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Graceland officials sue pool companies over visitor death

Officials of Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate are suing two pool companies over the death of one of their visitors.
Linda Godsey died in June 2017 following a stay at the Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Her widow and family sued Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), which own the estate, three months later claiming Godsey and eight other people contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, from the hotel’s hot tub and swimming pool.
According to The Blast, EPE bosses have now filed a lawsuit against Memphis Pool Supply, who serviced and maintained the pool, and Santa Barbara Control Systems, who manufacture the equipment used to monitor bacteria levels in the pool and hot tub.
EPE officials have alleged that those companies are at fault and are responsible for the presence of the bacteria which causes the disease. They claim either the equipment failed or was not properly looked after. They want the companies to be held liable for any damages the Godsey family win.
Both parties have responded, asking the lawsuit to be thrown out as they believe they shouldn’t be held liable for the water quality. They claim EPE and the hotel didn’t maintain the sprinkler system on the hotel grounds and failed to ensure water from the system didn’t enter the pool or hot tub.
A person can catch Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling tiny droplets of water containing bacteria that cause the infection, and is most often contracted from air conditioning systems, pools, hot tubs, and showers.

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