Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers - morgan and morgan
Contact us today

Meningitis Outbreak

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers

five stars
1088 reviews
Contact us today
  • $13 Billion+ Won
  • 800+ Lawyers Nationwide
  • The Fee is FreeTM, Only Pay If We Win
  • America’s Largest Injury Law Firm
  • Protecting Families Since 1988
Meningitis Outbreak

The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan investigated potential lawsuits on behalf of patients who were diagnosed with meningitis following a routine steroid injection.

According to federal health officials more than 300 people in at least 17 states became ill from a rare form of meningitis, an outbreak of which is believed to have stemmed from the contamination of an injected medication used to reduce back and neck pain. A handful of fungal meningitis lawsuits{:target="_blank"} were filed since the outbreak, which started in late September 2012. Up to 14,000 are believed to have received the allegedly tainted steroid.

Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis Linked to Compounding Pharmacy

On Sept. 24, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health received notice from health officials in Tennessee that six patients had been diagnosed with a rare form of fungal meningitis. These patients had a number of risk factors in common, including a steroid injection which was made at the New England Compounding Center, located in Framingham, Mass. Two days later, the state Department of Public Health began an on-site investigation of the NECC’s premises and shortly thereafter, found fungal matter in sealed vials of the allegedly sterile steroid known as methylprednisolone acetate. It’s unclear how the fungus, which is found in soil and plants, reached the vials.

Other preliminary findings of the inspection including the following health and safety deficiencies:

  • Visibly soiled mats intended to trap dust, dirt and other contaminants from shoes prior to room entry
  • Leaky boiler which created unsanitary conditions prone to contaminant growth
  • Failure to test a machine used to kill potential contaminants to ensure proper function
  • Shipment of steroids before receiving confirmation from tests that they were sterile
Free Case Evaluation
Tell us about your situation so we can get started fighting for you. We tailor each case to meet our clients' needs.

By submitting you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy.

FAQ

Meningitis Outbreak Lawsuit FAQs

  • Status of the Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits

    On Oct. 16, a motion was filed to consolidate the pending meningitis lawsuits into an MDL (multi-district litigation), which would aim to expedite the claims and ensure they are resolved consistently. The motion claims that all the pending cases involve similar facts and allegations, including whether NECC violated the law by manufacturing and distributing a tainted steroid. The suits also share similar claims involving the liability of NECC, which they claim is responsible to plaintiffs for the following: design defects; manufacturing defects; negligence; breach of warranty; misrepresentation; and failure to warn consumers of the risks of fungal meningitis linked to its steroid injections.

  • Fungal Meningitis Lawyer: Did You Receive a Spinal Steroid Injection?

    This lawsuit is no longer open. To see our open investigations, check out our class action lawsuits page. To stay up to date on dangerous outbreaks resulting from negligence, bookmark classaction.com.

Hear From Our Clients

We’ve helped over 300,000 families.
See what they have to say.

Marlon B.
Auto Accident
5 stars

Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Have Over 28,000
5-Star Google Logo Reviews

Krista M.
They were caring and concerned about my case. They fought harder then I had intercepted. Communicated in many ways to make sure I understood. Thank you.
Georgia J.
General Injury
Nancy H.
The staff was amazing, they treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. Kept me informed every step of the way about my case. Always asked how I was doing and was prompt with responding to any of my questions or concerns. They are a great team!
Antonia C.
Slip and Fall
Mike J.
Morgan and Morgan is truly the best law firm! PERIOD! You could consider yourself blessed when they take your case. Immediately, you can breathe. Anxiety goes from a 10 to 0! I needed them 3 TIMES! I wish I didn’t have to hire an attorney but my family and I were blessed. We won every single time! Insurance companies truly know that they will take it to court! I got settlements for all 3 lawsuits. Never stepped a foot into a courtroom. Thank you so much Morgan & Morgan!
Todd E.
Homeowners Insurance
Kourtney W.
The entire Morgan & Morgan team, including my case manager Michelle Hill, have been a blessing! From the first phone call I made to them, they have been extremely compassionate, very helpful, and 100% professional. I would recommend Morgan & Morgan to anyone because THEY CARE!
See More

The Fee is FreeTM Only Pay If We Win.

1

Free case evaluation icon

Submit a Free Case Evaluation

You can find out if you qualify immediately.

2

Incoming icon

Get a Call From Us

Our specialists will walk you through your case and collect all the right information to win your case.

3

Woman with computer icon

Let Us Get to Work

Our specialized attorneys will handle every step of your case from start to finish. You don’t pay until we win.

Call Us Now

See Our Nationwide Results

We’ve won over $13 Billion for our clients in cases of all types. Let us work hard for you.

Car icon
$120,000,000
Car Accident
Medical Malpractice icon
$28,450,105
Medical Malpractice
Clock and money icon
$820,000
Unpaid Overtime
Tobacco icon
$91,000,000
Tobacco
Slip & Fall icon
$3,140,804
Slip & Fall
Premises Liability icon
$8,800,000
Premises Liability
Social Security icon
$1,331,245
Social Security
Civil Rights icon
$1,800,000
Civil Rights

How Can We Help You Today?

Free Case Evaluation

Tell us about your situation so we can get started fighting for you. We tailor each case to meet our clients' needs.