Fungal Meningitis Update

New Information Released Today about the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak The FDA, as part of its continuing investigation into the New England Compounding Center’s contaminated drugs responsible for the fungal meningitis outbreak, has uncovered new information regarding the cause of the outbreak and released a list of all medical facilities that received medicine from the New…


Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits filed over contaminated steroids

Litigation began yesterday with two Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits Two patients filed “class action” fungal meningitis lawsuits against New England Compounding Center.  While the fungal meningitis lawsuits are described as a class action, I think it is unlikely that the cases will proceed as class actions.  Class actions require that each member of the class have almost identical claims –…


The Merman Law Firm files HIV Discrimination Case

HIV Discrimination Case Filed in Houston, Texas Civil Rights Lawyer Derek Merman tackles HIV Discrimination under the ADA HOUSTON (October 11, 2012) – Derek Merman, the lead trial attorney in the largest individual civil-rights verdict in Texas history, has filed an HIV discrimination suit against a Houston school alleging discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities…


Company responsible for fungal meningitis outbreak may have misled investigators

Politicians Critical of Company responsible for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Two prominent politicians have accused New England Compounding Center, the manufacturer of the contaminated epidural steroids blamed for the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, of misleading investigators and exceeding its license in the distribution of contaminated steroids.  Fungal meningitis is a very serious illness that causes seizures,…