Contaminated Steroid Injections and Fungal Meningitis
On September 26, 2012, New England Compounding Center (NECC) recalled three groups of its Methylprendisolone Acetate, an injectable steroid drug often used in patients with lower back pain. The recall resulted from a contamination that eventually caused a tragic and deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. Since then, an ongoing investigation of Aspergillus meningitis has revealed a growing number of patients affected by these contaminated medications.
Thousands Have Been Affected
- 50 individuals have died,
- over 700 are very sick, hundreds live in fear and
- 4,000 have been potentially exposed to a fungal nightmare.
The NECC has since surrendered its pharmacy license. At the time of the recall, it was believed that 75 clinics in 23 different states had used the contaminated products. A list of clinics that used the recalled products can be found here.
Free Meningitis Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one were exposed to the contaminated Methylprednisolone Acetate or any other drug recalled by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), please get assistance. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
February 5, 2014 By goldenberglaw_admin
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