Meningitis Outbreak in America
Written by greg on October 21, 2012
Recently, there have been over 185 reported cases of non-contagious fungal meningitis in 12 different states according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 14 people who have died as a result of the disease and many people believe that the cases have been caused by steroid injections by a drug manufactured by Massachusetts firm.
There are over 14,000 people who were believed to have received injections of the steroid medication. Steroid injections are very common for back pain and are also used for reducing information from joint pain, arthritis or other inflammatory diseases. The steroid asked to help the body heal itself by allowing the information to be reduced.
The steroid medication that is believed to be contaminated with meningitis has resulted in a lot of stress and worry by those who have received steroid injection recently.
The first known lawsuit has been filed against the Massachusetts pharmaceutical company in a Minnesota federal court. In the lawsuit, a woman alleges that she was injected with a tainted batch of the medication and assuming for damages.
Many more such lawsuits are expected because of the meningitis outbreak. Fortunately, does not appear that any of the recent case investigations involve those living in Texas.
If you are loved one received a tainted injection of steroids and are concerned about meningitis contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your rights and options.