Attorneys Ready to Help if You Developed Meningitis after Steroid Injection
The fungal meningitis outbreak associated with contaminated steroid injections continues to spread; as of Oct. 31, nearly 400 cases—including 28 deaths—had been reported in 19 states.
The meningitis cases stem from batches of tainted, injectable steroids shipped to medical facilities in more than 20 states from the New England Compounding Center. If you developed fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid injection, an experienced product liability attorney can advise you on your legal options and may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for resulting medical expenses and other damages.
If a loved one died from fungal meningitis following a steroid injection, you and other surviving family members may be able to seek financial peace of mind through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Meningitis is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and it leads to a potentially deadly inflammation of tissue in the brain and spinal cord. Fungal meningitis has an incubation period of about one to three months, and many patients who received tainted steroid injections are only now experiencing meningitis symptoms.
Although the New England Compounding Center, which blends medications that would not otherwise be available in combination, has since shut down operations and recalled its products, it is thought that upward of 17,000 people in 23 states may be at risk for receiving a contaminated steroid injection.
If you became ill or a loved one died from meningitis after receiving a steroid injection, please contact PersonalInjury.com for a free case evaluation and to locate a qualified product liability attorney near you.