2017-06-22T21:25:44+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.
45 S 7th St, #2950
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
U.S.A
+1.612.338.0202

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team are providing free case reviews for families whose loved ones died of fungal meningitis or stroke after an epidural injection of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) made by New England Compounding Center (NECC). To date, the CDC is reporting 31 wrongful death cases associated with injections of NECC MPA in the spine for back pain in the following states: Florida (3), Indiana (4), Maryland (1), Michigan (7), North Carolina (1), Tennessee (13) and Virginia (2).

Below is a list of all illnesses and deaths linked to NECC MPA.

  • FLORIDA – 23 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 3 DEATHS
  • GEORGIA  – 1 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • IDAHO – 1 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • ILLINOIS – 2 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • INDIANA – 51 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 4 DEATHS
  • MARYLAND  – 23 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 1 DEATHS
  • MICHIGAN  – 119 TOTAL CASES – 6 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 7 DEATHS
  • MINNESOTA – 11 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE – 12 TOTAL CASES – 4 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • NEW JERSEY – 25 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • NEW YORK – 1 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • NORTH CAROLINA – 3 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – A DEATHS
  • OHIO – 16 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • PENNSYLVANIA – 1 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • RHODE ISLAND – 3 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • SOUTH CAROLINA – 1 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • TENNESSEE – 79 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 13 DEATHS
  • TEXAS – 2 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 0 DEATHS
  • VIRGINIA – 50 TOTAL CASES – 0 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 2 DEATHS
  • TOTALS  – 424 TOTAL CASES – 10 PERIPHERAL JOINT INFECTIONS – 31 DEATHS

You can contact Fred for a free consultation here about a wrongful death lawsuit against NECC and others. Fred and his team have found several other companies that may be liable for personal injury and wrongful death resulting from the tainted NECC injections. This is important because NECC will most likely file for bankruptcy in the near future.

The fungal meningitis outbreak is still evolving:

  • In the last several days, several fungal meningitis patients have been re-hospitalized with another infection, this one an epidural abscess, a life threatening infection between the bones of the spine and the meninges (the membrane covering the spine);
  • Exserohilum rostratum, the fungus causing most of the cases of fungal meningitis has a very long incubation period, possibly over 100 days;
  • Other medications compounded by NECC have caused fungal infections (meningitis and other), including triamcinolone acetonide and cardioplegic solution;
  • Bacteria have been found in additional NECC medications, specifically several Bacillus species and closely related bacterial organisms in unopened vials of betamethasone and cardioplegia solution that were distributed and later recalled by NECC on October 6, 2012; and
  • An FDA preliminary report of the agency’s inspections of the NECC facility in Framingham, MA found evidence of bacterial contamination, mold growth and filthy conditions in areas of the plant where “sterile” medications were compounded.

Our meningitis lawyers (they have won meningitis cases) believe NECC medications will cause additional deaths before the outbreak is over. To contact Fred and our other lawyers, call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or submit our free consultation form found here. For more information, please see the following:

  • NECC Meningitis Class Action Lawsuit: Read why you don’t want to be part of a class action lawsuit (any lawyer that tells your family that your wrongful death case should be part of a class action does not know what he or she is talking about–get a new lawyer).