The Minnesota Department of Health has announced that the state has another confirmed case of fungal infection linked to three lots of methylprednisolone acetate used for epidural injections that was made by New England Compounding Center (NECC). The new victim of NECC contamination is a man in his 50s.
Eleven of the Minnesota cases are fungal meningitis and one is a fungal infection in a joint, which can lead to septic arthritis. One of the Minnesota fungal meningitis victims, our client TM, has graciously shared her story of pain and uncertainty with The St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Guardian. Pritzker Hageman attorneys are representing TM and over 40 other patients harmed by tainted NECC drugs.
NECC distributed the implicated methylprednisolone acetate to six Twin Cities clinics: Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS) in Edina, Fridley, Maple Grove and Shakopee and the Minnesota Surgery Center (MSC) in Edina and Maple Grove.