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In October of 2012, a fungal meningitis outbreak occurred, stemming a pharmacy in Framingham, Massachusetts. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2012 meningitis outbreak was a result of fungal contamination in steroid injections packaged by the New England Compounding Center. 48 people have been reported as having died as a result as of March 2013, with 720 more experiencing symptoms over 19 states.
Meningitis can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences, especially if not treated early. These symptoms can include brain damage, headaches, seizures, vision or speech loss, confusion, movement problems and organ failure.
Even for those who manage to recover from meningitis, the infection can have serious financial consequences, including heavy medical bills and loss of wages while recovering
If you or someone you know may have been a victim of the 2012 meningitis outbreak, you should contact a meningitis outbreak attorney immediately. By the end of 2012, over 400 lawsuits had been brought against the New England Compounding Center. You may be entitled to compensation for your suffering, medical bills and lost wages, so get in touch with an attorney with expertise in the 2012 meningitis outbreak as soon as you can.