September 26, 2016

Epidural Steroid Meningitis Lawsuit: Case Count Grows, More Dead

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their investigation into the fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened people who had epidural steroid injections from drugs made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) for back trouble and sciatica. Now 170 people are sick in 11 states, and 14 people have died. Attorney Fred Pritzker has filed and won many lawsuits in product liability cases. He has been contacted by some of the patients in this outbreak and has called on the officers of the New England Compounding Pharmacy, doing business as the NECC, to answer questions about its business practices. Pritzker said, "the company needs to take responsibility for these injuries and disclose information that will prevent further harm. We also need to know how the … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death: Eleven Patients Now Dead in MD, MI, TN, VA in Epidural Prednisone Meningitis Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have just released a new update in the epidural prednisone steroid injection fungal meningitis outbreak associated with the New England Compounding Center (NECC). Now eleven people have died: one in Maryland, three in Michigan, six in Tennessee, and one in Virginia. So far, 119 people are sick in ten states. Attorney Fred Pritzker is gathering evidence for wrongful death lawsuits against New England Compounding Center. "My experience with these kinds of cases is that patient safety was not the top priority.  This company needs to be held accountable for the deaths and injuries caused by its product," said Pritzker, who recently won $3,000,000 for a family who lost a loved one to an infectious disease. The case count is as follows by state: … [Read more...]

Epidural Meningitis Outbreak Cases Climb to 105 in 9 States, Tennessee, Virginia and Michigan Hardest Hit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural injection containing steroid medication made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.  To date 105 people in 9 states are confirmed as part of the outbreak. The case count of the meningitis outbreak by state is as follows, according to the CDC: Florida (4), Indiana (11), Maryland (5 and 1 death), Michigan (21 and 2 deaths), Minnesota (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1), Tennessee (35 with 4 deaths), and Virginia (23 with 1 death). Many of these people had strokes associated with the meningitis. Investigators have found fungus, Aspergillus … [Read more...]

NECC Steroid Products Associated with Meningitis Outbreak Sent to Pain Clinics in 23 States

A multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis has been associated with lumbar epidural steroid injections into the spinal fluid. The fungi involved in the steroid meningitis outbreak include Aspergillus, Exserohilum and possibly others.  To date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 105 cases of fungal meningitis in 9 states that are part of this outbreak. Eight people have died. Many of the meningitis victims also had strokes. According to the CDC, all of the meningitis patients had been injected with preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) prepared by New England Compounding Center (NECC), a compounding pharmacy located in Framingham, MA. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Elliot Olsen have been contacted by victims of this outbreak. … [Read more...]

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