Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Ryan Osterholm are representing several people in Minnesota injured by tainted steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Center (NECC). To date, there are 10 CDC-confirmed cases of fungal meningitis in Minnesota and 2 confirmed cases of osteomyelitis (fungal infection in the bone). We have also been contacted about a probable case of epidural abscess from the NECC steroid. One of these patients has died. More cases may be confirmed. CDC continues to receive new reports of fungal infection among patients who were given injections of contaminated NECC methylprednisolone acetate (MPA). Most of these recent cases have been epidural abscesses in patients, although new cases of meningitis also have been reported.
Many of the new cases are among patients with minimal symptoms. If you had an injection of NECC methylprednisolone acetate, you are still at risk. Fred and Ryan can help you sue for compensation, even if you have not yet been diagnosed with meningitis, osteomyelitis, epidural abscess or any other infection related to the NECC injection.
Six clinics in Minnesota (all in the Twin Cities area) received the implicated NECC steroid:
- Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (MAPS) in Edina, Fridley, Maple Grove and Shakopee
- Minnesota Surgery Center (MSC) in Edina and Maple Grove.
As we predicted, NECC has filed for bankruptcy. Fred and Ryan are pursing compensation for injured patients from the clinics where they received the NECC injections. They are preparing to file their first lawsuit against MAPS on Monday.
Most meningitis lawsuits involve the fungus Exserohilum rostratum. Fred is representing one of the few people sickened by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. Our client shared her story with The St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Guardian.