Have you contracted Meningitis after receiving a Steroid pain injection?
You may be entitled to a CASH SETTLEMENT
Tainted Steroid pain injections have been linked to an outbreak of Meningitis
Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) is a preservative-free steroid used to treat pain and inflammation. Patients are injected with it in the spine. Methylprednisolone Acetate is also known by the brand names A-methaPred, Depo-Medrol, Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, Meprolone Unipak, and Solu-Medrol.
Victims of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak are starting to sue the physicians and clinics that administered tainted steroid shots. Twenty-three people have died and nearly 300 have been infected in the meningitis outbreak. Health regulators estimate as many as 14,000 people were exposed to the steroids, which were used as pain medications.
Facts about Meningitis:
- The start date in which recalled lots of steroid injections may have been used is May 21, 2012–thousands more patients may be at risk.
- As of October 20, 2012 the contaminated steroid injections have sickened at least 268 people in 16 states and 21 have died.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has posted on its website a list of 76 medical facilities that received the contaminated steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center. And the CDC has posted a map of healthcare facilities that received lots of the recalled compound.
- The CDC is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine).
- Ameridose LLC, another drug company based in Westborough, Mass with the same owners, has temporarily stopped its compounding and manufacturing operations–as a precautionary measure only–while regulators inspect its facilities.
- If you have received a steroid injection on or after May 21, 2012, and you are experiencing symptoms such as new or worsening headache, fever, neck stiffness, or pain at the injection site, contact your physician to determine if you have received one of the recalled products and to receive further evaluation.
- So far, suits have been filed in both federal and state courts in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia.
- In the New Jersey case, plaintiffs accused the physicians of negligence, but sought to invoke strict liability for the clinics, meaning the facility could be held liable for selling a defective product even without knowing of a defect.
- Attorneys for many of the more than 280 afflicted patients — 23 of whom have died — predict that the number of suits will multiply exponentially in the coming weeks.
- Several of the plaintiffs are among the roughly 14,000 people who received injections from the implicated lots but who have not actually been diagnosed with meningitis, suggesting that the ultimate tally of lawsuits could run in the thousands and claims could be in the millions.
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If you or a loved one have received a steroid injection on or after May 21, 2012, and you are experiencing symptoms of Meningitis, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete our Quick Case Review and receive a FREE case evaluation.