In Tennessee, a compounding center contaminated thousands of steroid injections with fungus, causing hundreds of cases of meningitis and killing 16 people. As a result, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the compounding center and its affiliates. Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgical Center has filed a $1.17 billion lawsuit, and a $25 million suit was filed against an affiliate of the compounding center.
Lieff Cabraser is a law firm representing patients who were affected by the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. The contaminated medication was administered to more than 14,000 people. New England Compounding Center, which manufactured the medication, sold it to various pain clinics. Over 800 people contracted the disease. A Meningitis Outbreak lawsuit against Lieff Cabraser could help victims of the outbreak get the justice they deserve.
During the 2011 outbreak of Meningitis in the United States, many people became ill and some even died. These victims and their families now want to bring legal action against the companies responsible. A lawsuit against Lieff Pritzker may be the perfect way to get their rights respected. Attorney Robert J. Nelson, who served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee, is leading the suit.
Lieff Cabraser attorneys are also involved in individual and class actions against PG&E in California. Thousands of people were affected by the Thomas Fire, which destroyed many homes and caused the spread of Meningitis in people were infected with the disease. The firm is suing PG&E for failing to maintain its electrical infrastructure and for failing to respond to victims’ calls for help.
In the Meningitis Outbreak case, a physician at Vanderbilt University believed that the patients’ injections were related to the disease. While the case is far from over, the lapses in regulatory oversight should not be forgotten. Compounding pharmacies are regulated by the FDA, which must wait for an adverse reaction before acting. However, this does not mean that FDA inspectors have no power to investigate such practices.
A 131-count indictment was unsealed today in Boston relating to the 2012 national meningitis outbreak. The defendants are Barry J. Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center, and Glenn A. Chin, the pharmacy’s supervisory pharmacist. The indictment names the pharmacists and a pharmaceutical company and alleges that the pharmacists failed to follow federal laws governing the industry.
The recent settlement of a Meningitis Outbreak lawsuit against the Michigan Clinic reflects the importance of determining the origin of the contamination. The Michigan Pain Specialists had contaminated steroid shots mixed in Framingham, Massachusetts, and shipped to several pain clinics around the country. The outbreak, which affected more than 750 people in 20 states, left 64 people dead. In response to the outbreak, Michigan Clinic reached a settlement worth $10.5 million with dozens of patients to prevent a recurrence of the disease.
The lawsuit claims that two healthcare entities billed the same patient for the same shots without collecting the full fee. The contaminated steroids were shipped to four clinics in Michigan. Many of the patients became ill after getting injections for back and neck pain. One woman, 46, from Howell, contracted fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid injection at the Michigan Clinic. Her case was one of more than eight hundred filed by people across the country.
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A $100 million lawsuit filed against the makers of steroid injections could compensate 751 men and women who contracted fungal meningitis or died from it. The suit will attempt to extract payments from the New England Compounding Center, which sent tainted steroid shots to mostly back pain sufferers in 20 states. The plaintiffs are represented by the law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP in Seattle.
The outbreak affected about 14,000 patients in 16 states, and 23 people have died. It is unknown how many others have been affected by the outbreak, but the CDC estimates that 13,000 people were exposed to tainted steroid injections. The fungus in the steroid injections has been linked to a deadly strain of meningitis, and the outbreak is still spreading. If you have contracted fungal meningitis after receiving a tainted steroid injection, contact Phillips Law Group today to find out how you can proceed. The firm will evaluate your case for free to help you understand what options are available to you.