Meningitis Risk: Free Case Review and Lawsuit Information

We are getting many contacts by people who had a steroid shot and are concerned about the fungal meningitis risk. Below are 5 things you need to know about this risk and a lawsuit for compensation. Attorney Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team are representing patients who are suffering emotional distress and have endured the pain of a spinal tap, the procedure needed to test for meningitis.

Fred can be contacted for a free case review here regarding a steroid meningitis lawsuit.

Meningitis Risk: 5 Things You Need to Know

  1. You may have a claim for money damages if you had an injection of steroid medication made by New England Compounding Center (NECC), a compounding pharmacy. Three lots of steroid medication made by NECC have  been linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis and septic arthritis that has almost 300 confirmed cases so far (many more are expected).
  2. The evidence against NECC includes both epidemiology and positive fungal tests. All of the confirmed cases in this outbreak had NECC steroid injections for pain in the spine or a joint from one of three lots of methylprednisolone acetate. The CDC has confirmed the presence of a fungus known as Exserohilum rostratum in unopened medication vials of one of the three implicated lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate made by NECC. This same fungus has been found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with confirmed cases of meningitis.
  3. Your claim for compensation can include amounts for emotional distress and physical pain. Every patient we talk to is extremely worried about the possibility of having meningitis. Those who have had spinal taps to test for meningitis are telling us that it is a painful procedure, and most are taking time off of work.
  4. There may be limited funds available to compensate patients. We anticipate that there will be limited funds available to compensate patients, so those who wait most likely get little or nothing. We are encouraging patients to file suit as soon as possible.
  5. Fred and his team are looking for additional parties to sue.  A document we recently obtained suggested that there is at least one auditing company, inspectors and others may be liable (legally responsible) for the fungal contamination of the compounded steroid medication.

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team can be contacted for a free consultation here. They are representing patients from several states. We can help you.

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