Author: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer
Public health officials have linked the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis to contaminated epidural steroid injections, commonly intended to alleviate back pain. As of October 11, 2012, 170 people nationwide have contracted fungal meningitis and 14 have died. The contaminated steroid shots were mixed by a compounding pharmacy in suburban Boston, Massachusetts and distributed to approximately 75 facilities in at least 23 states. The pharmacy issued an emergency recall on September 26, 2012, but not before an estimated 14,000 patients nationwide received potentially contaminated injections.
It is not clear how many people who received…