Attorney Fred Pritzker is representing MAPS Medical Clinic patients, and has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who had an epidural steroid shot for back pain at the MAPS located in Edina, MN, on August 1, 2012. Fred, who recently won $40,000,000 for clients injured by another medical product, is representing both patients who have been diagnosed with meningitis or another fungal infection and patients who have not been diagnosed by have had to undergo painful procedures to find out if they are sick. Because the incubation period for meningitis and other fungal infections can be months, patients are experiencing severe emotional distress.
Patients of MAPS Medical Pain Clinics in Edina, Fridley, Shakopee, Maple Grove and other locations received potentially contaminated steroid medication made by New England Compounding Center (NECC), a compounding pharmacy located in MA, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Evidence we have gathered to date suggests that the NECC steroid medication was contaminated with fungus (Aspergillus and/or Exserohilum) when compounded at the NECC facility. It also appears that the NECC steroids were sold in bulk to MAPS and other clinics in 23 states without individual patient prescriptions. This may be a violation of federal law.
Fred and his team are gathering epidemiological and microbiological evidence and evidence of any illegal activity on the part of NECC or any other party responsible for the outbreak that has sickened people in Minnesota and 14 other states. Contact Fred for a free consultation here regarding a steroid meningitis lawsuit. Our law firm has offices in Minneapolis, MN and represents clients throughout Minnesota, including in the Twin Cities area.