People trust pharmaceutical companies with their health and their lives. When a healthcare company lapses on safeguards and people are injured and die, this is a severe violation of public trust.
West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Four Floridians are ill following a national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated epidural injection medication. Reports that the Florida Department of Health recently expanded its recall increased injury lawyer Michael S. Steinger’s concern. According to WPTV, Florida doctors and health officials are now looking into injections that took place as early as May 21, 2012.
“People trust pharmaceutical companies with their health and their lives. When a healthcare company lapses on safeguards and people are injured and die, this is a severe violation of public trust,” said Michael S. Steinger, a founding partner of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene.
In all, 91 cases of meningitis have been reported in nine states and seven people have died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The steroid drug was originally shipped to 23 states.
The Florida Department of Health continued to make sure all Florida facilities stop usage of the drug linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak. So far eight Florida facilities were identified as having contaminated lots of methylprednisolone acetate medication, reported WPTV. The North County Surgicenter in Palm Beach Gardens was one of the facilities.
South Florida doctors notified patients who received the injections, which are used for severe back or joint pain, and gave instructions to follow if they saw any meningitis symptoms.
Symptoms of the fungal meningitis may include fever, headaches, nausea and neck pain.
Currently all the victims of the tainted drug were in Marion County, reported WPTV.
“Anyone who has had an epidural steroid injection during the relevant period and who experiences any symptoms of meningitis should contact his or her doctor immediately,” urged Steinger.
For personal injury cases caused by a contaminated product like tainted medication, victims and-or their families can typically get compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, disability and other costs and money damages.
Injury attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene represent clients who have been injured from using a defective or dangerous medication. Contact an experienced injury lawyer at 1-800-560-5059
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