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Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak – Maryland Fungal Meningitis Lawyers – Meningitis Lawsuit

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If you received a steroid injection that was supplied by NECC, you may have a claim for damages, call 410-288-2900 today.

If you received a tainted injection of the steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, in Maryland or any other state, contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900 for immediate help and learn how to file a legal claim against the drug maker, New England Compounding Center (NECC).

If you are sick or sickened by a steroid injection, contact the office to learn more on how we can file a claim against the drug maker for supplying a defective product. We are available 24/7 at 410-288-2900.

If you received an injection from one of these Maryland facilities, you may have claim, even if you have not been diagnosed with fungal meningitis.

If you received a spinal steroid injection between May 2012 and October 2012, at one of these facilities in Maryland, contact our office immedialty to discuss your legal rights (410-288-2900 office 24/7):

NECC knew it had Mold problems from January 2012 till September 2012

NECC had been monitoring itself and found dangerous mold and bacteria within it’s facility between January 2012 and September 2012 and did nothing to correct the problems.

The report comes from the FDA after they seized internal documents from the Framingham, MA company.  The reports indicate that NECC knew it had problems with mold and bacteria at over 80 locations inside their facility, including their “clean rooms.”  In the report it also indicated that the NECC would shut off the air conditioners at night, allowing for the temperature to rise to a dangerous level for growth of the mold and bacteria.

How do you know if you received an NECC injection?

If you received an injection made by NECC that is believe to be contaminated, then you should received a letter from the the medical facility that performed the epidural steroid injection.

Doctors believe that patients are in the most danger 42 days after receiving the steroid injection, however, it may take up to three months for symptoms to appear.

Symptoms of Fungal Meningitis

Signs that you may be affected by fungal meningitis are:

Contact the office today at 410-288-2900 to discuss your legal rights and learn more about how to file a claim for defective drugs supplied by NECC.

Maryland fungal meningitis outbreak attorneys ready to help, all information is confidential and there is no fee if no recovery.  You may be entitled at monetary compensation.  Even if you were not diagnosed with fungal meningitis, you may still be entitled to monetary compensation.  Contact the office today at 410-288-2900.

Read more from the Washington Post as to what NECC knew before the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.

Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900 if you received a letter from the medical provider that performed your epidural steroid injection.

Reprint of the FDA’s news release on the conditions at NECC between January and September 2012:

FDA NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Oct. 26, 2012
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA reports conditions observed at New England Compounding Center facility

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a copy of the FDA Form 483 issued to the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The FDA observed and has since confirmed contaminated products and listed a number of observations regarding conditions in the clean room at NECC’s Framingham, Mass. facility.

The investigators also observed problems with NECC’s ability to maintain its clean room, which is the enclosed space that is designed and maintained to have a controlled environment with low levels of airborne particles and surface contamination. Production of sterile drug products in a properly functioning and maintained clean room reduces the risk of the introduction of microbial contamination into the drug during processing, including filling into its final container.

The FDA issues a 483 at the end of an inspection when the investigators believe that they observed conditions or practices that, in their judgment, may indicate violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, or related regulations.

The 483 does not constitute a final FDA determination that any observation listed on the 483 is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or any related regulations.

The FDA considers the 483 along with an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR), prepared by FDA investigators, and any other relevant information, including any responses received by the company. The agency then considers whether further action, if any, is appropriate. The inspection report for NECC has not been completed and is not being shared at this time.

The FDA continues to work closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state partners, including the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, to investigate the outbreak of fungal meningitis among patients who received NECC’s compounded preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml), an injectable steroid.

For more information:

FDA Form 483 for New England Compounding Center

FDA Form 483: Frequently Asked Questions

FDA Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

Update on Fungal Meningitis

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

Contact the Maryland Fungal Meningitis Lawyers at the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900.

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