10.13.12

Meningitis Lawsuit Brought by Minnesota Woman

Posted in Products Liability at 11:32 am by kevin

The recent U. S. meningitis outbreak has been blamed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on a compromised steroid compound. A Minnesota woman who had received such steroid injections for neck pain is now suing the pharmaceutical company who manufactured the drug.

The woman has not contracted fungal meningitis, but had to undergo a painful spinal tap in order to check for the disease after being informed by the state health agency about the meningitis outbreak. The litigation sets the stage for a class action lawsuit.

The New England Compounding Center, the company that manufactured the steroid, won’t comment on the impending case. To date, 14 people have been killed by the outbreak of fungal meningitis and 170 have been sickened by the disease.