Fairview Health Services in Minnesota told the Star Tribune that about 250 of its patients received cardioplegic solution made by New England Compounding Center (NECC) that may contain fungus. Patients who were injected with the cardioplegia, a steroid, during heart surgery are at risk for serious fungal infection.
Attorney Fred Pritzker is representing patients in lawsuits against NECC, including those who have been injected with an NECC medication and are being tested to find out if they have a fungal infection. Fred, who recently won $40,000,000 for clients injured by another unsafe medical product, and his Bad Bug Law Team are providing free consultations regarding a New England Compounding Center lawsuit to patients in Minnesota and throughout the United States. Patients can contact Fred here.
At least 233 people (5 in Minnesota) in 15 states and Washington DC have contracted fungal meningitis after having NECC steroid injections. The FDA and CDC have also reported that at least 2 people injected with the NECC cardioplegic solution have fungal infections. We anticipate the fungal infection outbreak linked to NECC medications to continue to grow.