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Lawsuit: Breathitt Co. Woman Contracts Legionnaires From Memphis Hotel

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MEMPHIS, TN (LEX 18) - A lawsuit claims a woman died from the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at the Guest Hotel at Graceland.

The lawsuit was filed Sept. 7. It claims Linda Godsey, a 62-year-old Kentucky resident, contracted Legionnaires after staying at the hotel. The disease was discovered at the hotel in June.

At least nine people contracted the disease after the outbreak in the pool and hot tub. Godsey died on June 21, 2017, after she fell ill.

One of the family's attorneys, Brandon Bass, said this was a case of a girl's trip gone wrong.

"The family had gone on a girls of the family trip to Graceland, and shortly after coming back they all developed the symptoms that just worsened," Bass said.

The lawsuit claims the hotel's water systems were not properly maintained.

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