Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers / Steroid Injections Recalled Due To Causing Meningitis
National product defect law firm Nadrich & Cohen LLP is investigating from coast to coast victims who have contracted meningitis after tainted epidural steroid injections formulated by the New England Compounding Pharmacy. These injections have now been linked to 111 confirmed cases of meningitis illness and 11 deaths nationwide.
The meningitis epidemic has now been connected with contaminated epidural shots of a steroid preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate back pain steroidal injection. This particular steroid is injected into the spine. It is manufactured by the New England Compounding Center. 18,000 vials of possibly tainted injections have been recalled to date.
Sadly, due to impurities in the process and / or bacteria the shots have been linked to 119 cases of meningitis which have been reported throughout the country – thus far in over 20 states.
Although it takes a while for a victim to be diagnosed we have determined the outbreak can be diagnosed through the following symptoms:
• Severe headache;
Nadrich & Cohen has put together a world class group of doctors, nurses and lawyers to investigate claims against the responsible parties including the New England Compounding Pharmacy.
As of October 9th the FDA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stated that at least 111 people have been diagnosed with a rare fungal meningitis. They expect more cases in the future.
The agencies have connected the outbreak to containers of the acetate solution manufactured and distributed by the New England Compounding Center located in Framingham, Massachusetts. This company compounds these injections and ships them to doctors across the country.
All production has been suspended and all injectable products have been recalled.
There are at least 75 clinics throughout the country who have received contaminated epidural steroid vials. Hundreds of patients have apparently been given these injections. Approximately 18,000 have been distributed thus far.
What is fungal meningitis?
This disease – meningitis – is a brain and spinal cord condition which can be connected to viruses, bacterial infections or fungi. It is essentially an inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.
Nadrich & Cohen LLP is investigating cases throughout the country. We are providing free confidential consultations in order to determine if we can obtain a financial recovery for victims who received these steroid injections and contracted meningitis.
As in any other case we represent injury victims as contingency lawyers. This means there is no cost for our expenses, fees or anything else until we first obtain a recovery.
Please contact us today at 1-800-718-4658 to see if you or your loved one has a claim. You can also fill out the confidential consultation on the right entitled, “Do I Have A Case?”
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