Two Indiana Law Firms Sue For Damages From Tainted Steroids
A lawsuit is being filed against companies that might be tied to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.
In Indiana, two people have died and 35 have gotten sick from a steroid shot that health officials think was tainted with a fungus, that has caused more than 200 people across the country to become ill.
Mike Stephenson is a lawyer for one of two firms starting the lawsuit in Indiana. He says he was asked by a client who was notified that she had been given a shot that was possibly tainted, and now she has some of the symptoms associated with meningitis.
"This lady ended up contacting us, and said, you know, I've received notice that I was given this shot that the bacteria was in, I have symptoms, I have headaches, I have blurred vision, my neck hurts what do I do?" Stephenson says he is seeking damages, related to the cost of the medical tests and other issues.
Stephenson admits the case could take a very long time, as the companies that have been named in the suit, including the New England Compounding Center, believed to be the source of the outbreak, have 60 days to respond to the initial civil suit.
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