Fungal Meningitis Class Action
Written by Faith Anderson on October 16, 2012
Deadly Fungal Meningitis Symptoms
Barbe Puro filed the meningitis complaint late last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, pursuing class action status to represent all residents of Minnesota who were exposed to fungal meningitis from the NECC’s tainted steroid injections. In her complaint, Puro indicates that she received an epidural injection mixed by NECC on September 17, 2012, and subsequently experienced nausea, headaches, and other possible symptoms of meningitis. She was eventually contacted by the Minnesota Department of Health and advised to see her physician, because she was administered a methylprednisolone acetate injection that was believed to be contaminated with a type of fungus called exserohilum. Although test results have not yet confirmed whether Puro will join the 200+ people who have developed meningitis from the tainted injections, 15 of which have died, she claims that she was forced to undergo medical testing, including a spinal tap and blood tests.
Meningitis Outbreak Attorneys for Class Action Lawsuits
The meningitis outbreak class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Puro and any other residents of Minnesota who suffered bodily or emotional harm, or other personal injuries after being injected with doses of tainted steroids manufactured by the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. According to recent information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), meningitis infections have been confirmed in 14 different states, although drug authorities expect the number of diagnosed cases to continue to rise due to the long latency period of the disease. There have already been 15 fungal meningitis deaths linked to the contaminated injections mixed by NECC, which issued a steroid injection recall on October 3. If you believe you may have received a tainted steroid injection manufactured by NECC, or if you have already experienced symptoms of fungal meningitis, our consumer advocates at Consumer Justice Foundation can put you in contact with a knowledgeable meningitis outbreak lawyer in your area.