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, blindness, blistering fevers and death.  For more information about the symptoms of fungal meningitis, visit our fungal meningitis page.

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak caused by Exceeded License and Poor Manufacturing Practices

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey criticized New England Compounding Center for greatly exceeding its license to distribute pharmaceuticals.  According to the statements by Patrick and Markey, the company was only licensed to fill specialty prescriptions for indivual patients.    This fungal meningitis outbreak has already killed 12 people and hundreds others are and were severely ill in 23 states; it is obvious that the company exceeded its license.  The CDC estimates that more than 13,000 patients received potentially contaminated steroids manufactured by New England Compounding Center.  The CDC expects the death toll to rise.  Many people mistakenly believe they have the flu as opposed to meningitis because the two illnesses have similar symptoms in some patients.  However, the delay caused by this understandable confusion can cause a potentially deadly result.

The Merman Law Firm Prepares for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Litigation

The Merman Law Firm stays abreast of all of the developments in this fungal meningitis outbreak as they occur.  While the litgation is important, the main purpose of this blog is to inform people of the dangers of these contaminated epidural steroids.  The goal of the litigation anticipated by the Merman Law Firm is to compensate the victims of this fungal meningitis outbreak and put pressure on companies in the future to abide by their licenses and implement safe manufacturing practices.  Mr. Merman is available for a free consultation if you or a loved one is a victim in this fungal meningitis outbreak.