July 14, 2024

New England Compounding Center Steroids Cause Meningitis Outbreak in FL, IN, MD, MI, MN, NC, OH, TN and VA

Evidence is mounting against New England Compounding Center that steroid products made and distributed by the company caused patients to suffer fungal meningitis and stroke. To date the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 105 cases of fungal meningitis in patients who had lumbar epidural steroid injections containing preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml), a steroid product compounded by New England Compounding Center (NECC), located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Many of these patients also had strokes. At least 8 of the outbreak victims have died. Attorney Fred Pritzker has been contacted by several patients who had these injections. According to Pritzker, a national meningitis lawsuit lawyer who recently won over $40 million for clients … [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. Attorney Fred Pritzker has been contacted by victims of this outbreak. "Patients who received … [Read more...]

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