Category: Meningitis Outbreak
"There does not appear to be a clear indication of the incubation period from the injection date to the on-set of symptoms. So we expect these numbers to increase. If you, or someone you know received an epidural, or any other joint, steroid injection at any of the facilities receiving the New England Compounding Pharmacy (NECC)contaminated steroid in the last three months, you need to be vigilant and consult your medical professional," said Meningitis Outbreak Attorney,...
"The fungal meningitis outbreak which has been attributed to contaminated steroid injections from the NECC, nationwide recalls, and the resulting State and Federal investigations are "wake up calls" to Congress and the American people that something has to be done to protect us all. Changing regulations and oversight of the drug industry and compounding pharmacies needs to be a priority," says Attorney Spivey. "The FDA's apparent lack of legal authority to regulate compounded drugs and...
"Patients have the right to know where their medication comes from," says Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. He points out that the current fungal meningitis outbreak is a "call to action" for patients to ask questions and take proactive roles in their medical care.
Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. said, "It's not only important to seek the right medical diagnosis and treatment; it's important to seek the right legal counsel. As meningitis outbreak attorneys, we have an experienced team with the skills, knowledge and expertise to litigate Meningitis Outbreak cases."
"Behind the statistics is the human story," says Product Liability Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
October 10 CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° covered the story of the Cary family from Michigan where Mrs. Cary died after contracting rare, non-contagious fungal meningitis from the contaminated steroid injection. Now her husband, who also received an injection at the same site, is waiting for his diagnosis.
Contaminated steroid has caused fungal meningitis resulting in deaths and serious illness. Health facilities in 23 states received the injectable steroid - California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virgina. As many as 13,000 patients could be at risk of infection.