Published: November 26, 2012
Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug litigation, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, fungal meningitis, meningitis, NECC, New England Compounding Center, steroid injections, wrongful death
Lawsuits over the fungal meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injections are spreading nationwide as more cases are discovered.
The first lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs claiming they have experienced symptoms of meningitis or contracted the bacterial infection after receiving contaminated steroid injections distributed by a Massachusetts-based company.
The maker of a powder infant formula may be liable for brain damage suffered by a newborn who contracted a form of meningitis after being fed the company’s product, a U.S. District Court in Iowa has ruled in denying a motion to dismiss.