Michigan Meningitis Outbreak Lawsuit against NECC for Personal Injury or Wrongful Death

Attorney Fred Pritzker just won $4,500,000 for a Michigan resident sickened by a contaminated product. He is now representing patients and families affected by an outbreak of fungal meningitis (Aspergillus and Exserohilum meningitis) associated with epidural steroid injections made by New England Compounding Center (NECC).

Patients and their families can contact Fred for a free consultation here and talk to him about a lawsuit against NECC to recover medical expenses and lost income and to compensate for pain, emotional suffering, disability and loss of quality of life.  In cases of wrongful death, families can sue to recover expenses and lost income and to compensate for loss of companionship.

To date, there are 39 CDC-confirmed meningitis cases, three of them fatal. Many of these people had strokes caused by the meningitis. The locations of residence for the three wrongful deaths in Michigan are as follows:

  • Genesee County – 56 year old woman
  • Livingston County – 67 year old woman
  • Washtenaw County – 78 year old woman

All of the personal injury and wrongful death cases are linked to the four facilities in Michigan that received NECC steroid products (preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate) used for epidural injections for pain:

  • Michigan Neurosurgical Institutes in Grand Blanc
  • Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton
  • Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation in Traverse City
  • Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren

Interim data show that infected patients received an injection with one of three lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate prepared by NECC. Patients who received these NECC steroids between May and October (possibly earlier based on contacts we are getting from patients) may be at risk for developing illness. Patients have been contacting our meningitis lawyers about compensation for spinal taps needed to test for meningitis. Our meningitis lawyers taking these cases as well as cases involving a current diagnosis of meningitis. We do not think a class action is in the best interests of our clients and will be filing individual lawsuits. We believe our clients will get more money that way.

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