DID YOU RECEIVE AN STEROID INJECTION AND HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH FUNGAL MENINGITIS?
Fungal Steroid Injections Lawyers in Maryland::Call Attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at 410-288-2900 to discuss a claim for damages.
Are you or a loved one been affected by a steroid injection? Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900 for a free case review. Seeking clients that were infected by a steroid injection in a Maryland facility, let us deal with the legal worries and let you or your loved one worry about recovering.
Updated Fungal Infection Case: October 16, 2012
October 16, 2012 update on the number of cases nationwide:
Patients affected by the fungal steroid injections: 233
Patients killed by a contaminated fungal steroid injection: 15
Maryland patients affected by the contaminated fungal steroid injections: 16
Maryland patients killed by a contaminated fungal steroid injection: 1
CDC Fungal Meningitis Case Count Website
The CDC should be releasing updated numbers at 2:00 p.m. on October 17, 2012.
What can you do if infected by a steroid injection?
Contact the fungal infection steroid lawyers at the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900. Let our medical malpractice and defective product attorneys fight the drug maker, New England Compounding Center (NECC), and make sure you receive the compensation for medical bill, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What did New England Compounding Center (NECC) do wrong?
New England Compounding Center is believed to have sold defective and dangerous steroids that were contaminated. Figures place the number of infected steroid injections shipped by NECC to be almost 14,000.
What is fungal meningitis?
Fungal meningitis is a spread of fungus to the spinal cord. It is very rare and is not contagious.
What are signs and symptoms that you may have fungal meningitis?
Some signs that you may be affected by fungal meningitis can be:
Nausea and vomiting;
Sensitivity to light;
Altered Mental state.
What should you do if you have any of the symptom of fungal meningitis?
Contact your primary health care provider as soon as possible and schedule a review. The doctors will collect a sample of blood and test that sample to determine if you are suffering from fungal meningitis.
What is the name of the steroid that was shipped by NECC believed to be infected?
Injectable steroid methylprednisolone acetate.
How was this fungal infection outbreak discovered?
In October of 2012, the FDA and their investigators located fungal contaminated steroids in a sealed vial at NECC’s facility.
What did NECC do is response to the discovery of the infected steroid injections?
NECC immediately recalled 17,676 single-dose vials of the steroid.
Which facilities in Maryland received infected steroid injections?