Legionnaires Victims Share £200K Payout

Richard Griffin
The family of Richard Griffin, who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease from an infected hot tub, is among those to share in a £200K payout.

More than £200,000 has been awarded to families following a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

Victims Richard Griffin, William Hammersley and Harry Cadman died after contracting the deadly bug caused by a hot tub on display at the JTF Warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent.

The outbreak struck more than 20 people in the summer of 2012. Inquests into the three deaths are also due to be held later this year and the Crown Prosecution Service is also considering whether to pursue criminal charges.

Delivery driver Richard Griffin was 64 when he died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease whilst delivering meat to the café in the JTF Warehouse which he visited five days a week.