Medical malpractice lawsuits against Medical Advanced Pain Specialists, P.A. (MAPS) have been filed on behalf of Minnesota patients who received steroid injections made by New England Compounding Center (NECC). Theses steroid injections were part of a 2012 recall issued by NECC after fungus was found in unopened vials. Patients who had these injections contracted fungal meningitis, osteomyelitis and epidural abscess.
“My clients suffered significant harm from NECC steroid injections,” said Ryan Osterholm, a lead lawyer for our NECC medical malpractice cases. “Clinics that administered the tainted NECC steriod injections should be held accountable.” You can contact Ryan for a FREE consultation (click here now or call 612-338-0202) regarding a personal injury lawsuit in Minnesota against MAPS. He has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit against MAPS Filed in Minnesota
Attorney Ryan Osterholm filed a lawsuit against MAPS in Hennepin County, MN, on behalf of a woman who developed fungal meningitis after injections of NECC steroids (hereinafter she will be referred to as “Plaintiff”).
In July of 2012, a doctor at MAPS Clinic in Maple Grove performed a lumbar sympathetic block at the L2, L3 and L4 levels on the left side. In August of 2012, the same doctor performed a lumbar sympathetic block at the L2, L3 and L4 levels on the right side. For all of these injections, the medication used was methylprednisolone (a steroid) manufactured by NECC, which was later recalled due to possible fungal contamination.
Plaintiff contracted fungal meningitis in the fall of 2012. The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed that she was part of the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to NECC methylprednisolone.
In her lawsuit, Plaintiff alleges that MAPS purchased the drugs from NECC in bulk, despite the fact that NECC was not licensed to sell in bulk. Plaintiff also alleges that NECC was not licensed in Minnesota as a drug wholesaler.
According to the lawsuit, NECC held a Non-Resident Pharmacy License with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy from March 6, 2003, until its license was revoked on June 30, 2013, and MAPS did not investigate NECC before purchasing the steroid medications from it.
Attorney Ryan Osterholm of our law firm is available for a free consultation (click here now). He can help you get answers and take steps to get compensation for harm done to you by an NECC steroid injection.