Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow

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The very latest reports confirm that the nationwide meningitis outbreak has grown to 12 deaths nationwide, and 119 persons who have become ill due to the epidural steroid shot administered in the spine. As for Tennessee - which has been the hardest hit state - there have been a reported 6 deaths and 39 infections according to the CDC. Reports indicate that as many as 13,000 people received the shots nationwide. 75 medical facilities in 23 states received the contaminated steroid injections from NECC.

The three lots of the contaminated steroid injection medicines have been recalled. The company linked to the contaminated steroid injections is the New England Compounding Center (NECC). That company is closed. The NECC website has been shut down. The New England Compounding Company's license has been suspended. No one from the company has made any statements.

The President of the Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Pharmacy issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the board, I want to express our deepest sympathy for the patients and the families who have been impacted by this tragedy,” DeVita said, reading from a statement. “NECC voluntarily surrendered its license and recalled all implicated products.

On October 1, Federal Health officials started the process of inspecting the compounding facility. Reports indicate the officials found fungus in vials that had not been opened.

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Our firm has talked to multiple families who have been severely impacted by this raging infection. The devastation is widespread. People, young and old, are fighting for their lives. As we have seen, some have died from the fungal infection. Others will have a long road of rehabilitation, but may never fully recover. Individuals, who received the shots during this time period but have not gotten sick, are justifiably scared.

Families who are consulting with attorneys regarding their legal rights would be well served to check several sources to make sure the attorneys are well qualified to handle these complex matters. The two most respected sources, in my opinion, are those listed in Best Lawyers in America, and who are rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

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