Attorney Fred Pritzker and his team are representing over 40 patients who had a spinal injection with tainted steroid medication made by New England Compounding Center (NECC). Last Friday, NECC filed for NECC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
After the bankruptcy filing, patients are wondering if they will get compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost income, cost of care, disability and other lawful damages. Possible sources of compensation include the following:
- The bankruptcy filing seeks to establish a fund to compensate individuals and families affected by the outbreak of infections (meningitis, epidural abscess, phlegmon, discitis, vertebral osteomyelitis, and arachnoiditis) and possibly patients who were not diagnosed with an infection but had to undergo painful tests, including spinal taps.
- The clinics and hospitals who administered the tainted NECC injections may be liable for medical malpractice.
- The owners and executives of NECC may be personally liable.
- Other companies may be liable, including those owned by the same people that owned NECC and a company that performed a safety audit prior to the outbreak of dangerous infections.
If you have questions about whether you will get money from NECC and others, contact Fred for a free consultation here.