Lawsuit for Meningitis from Drugs or Food
Fungal Meningitis from Steroid Injections
A multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections sickened hundreds of people. Eric and his team are representing dozens of them. Over 30 people died in the outbreak. The implicated steroid products were made by New England Compounding Center and distributed to the following states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, and West Virginia. Read more: Aspergillus Meningitis.
- Listeria Meningitis
Eric Hageman and his Bad Bug Law Team have won millions for Listeria meningitis clients. In one Listeria outbreak, Pritzker Hageman lawyers won $6,000,000 for three families. Listeria monocytogenes meningitis (also called Listeria meningitis and listerial meningitis) is one possible manifestation of a Listeria food poisoning, generally called listeriosis. The elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk of developing Listeria meningitis. Although rare, Listeria monocytogenes meningitis is often fatal.
- Salmonella Meningitis
The most common types of Salmonella-causing meningitis are: S. Havana, S. Typhimurium, S. Oranienbury, S. Typhi. Salmonella meningitis can lead to brain damage and death. The overall mortality is 38% in infants. More than half of those who survived had normal long-term outcome. Infants who developed neurological complications as a result of Salmonella meningitis had significant mortality and adverse long-term neurodevelopment outcome, including mental retardation, seizures, visual impairments, and hydrocephalus.
Compensation for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
For personal injury cases caused by a product contaminated with fungus or bacteria, victims can get compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain, emotional suffering, loss of quality of life, disability and other money damages. If there is evidence of gross negligence, there may be a claim for punitive damages, meaning an amount of money meant to punish the wrongdoer (generally a corporation) for the harm done.
For wrongful death cases caused by a contaminated product, families can generally sue for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income and amounts for loss of advice, care, comfort and companionship the deceased would have provided had he or she lived.
Our lawyers represent victims and their families nationwide in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors, retailers, clinics, restaurants and others. Contact Eric and his team for a free consultation here.