Silver Spring Fungal Meningitis Lawyers
The lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan are investigating legal claims on behalf of patients diagnosed with meningitis after receiving a steroid injection for back pain.
Over 100 people in 9 different states have become seriously ill, and several deaths have also occurred as a result of the fungal meningitis outbreak.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects are receiving a steroid injection, contact the law offices of Goldberg Finnegan for a free review of your claim by calling (888) 213-8140.
There are no upfront fees and we have an experienced team of lawyers that are ready to help you today.
Fungal Meningitis Linked to Compounding Pharmacy In Massachusetts
The name of the company believed to be responsible for the fungal meningitis outbreak is the New England Compounding Center.
This company voluntarily recalled all products circulated from its operations out of Framingham, Massachusetts, and the center for disease control is now doing a multi-state investigation of meningitis appearing in patients who have received spinal injections.
The contaminated injections were given May 21, 2012.
As of 6 PM on October 8, 2012 the Center for Disease Control reports 105 cases of fungal meningitis in 9 states including Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, New York and New Jersey. 8 deaths due to this fungal meningitis have been reported.
These numbers are expected to grow substantially in the upcoming days and weeks.
What is Fungal Meningitis?
Fungal Meningitis is a rare and potentially deadly illness that occurs when fungus is spread through blood to the spinal cord. The protective membrane covering the brain and spinal cord become infected with the fungus. It causes sickness, illness, strokes, and sometimes even death.
The treatment of fungal meningitis is extremely difficult. It is important to understand that this form of meningitis is not contagious, and it is typically acquired when the fungus is injected directly into the central nervous system or an infected body site adjacent to the Central Nervous System.
Those who have been sickened due to this meningitis outbreak may have a legal claim for compensation.
What To Do If You Believe You Or A Loved One Has Been Exposed to Fungal Meningitis?
The Center for Disease Control recommends that patients who feel sick and are concerned after having received an epidural pain injection should contact their physician or report to the emergency room.
- Slurred speech
- Trouble walking
- Going to the bathroom
It has been reported that it can take anywhere from 2-28 days from the time the fungal meningitis is introduced to the body until symptoms occur.
If you experience these symptoms, you should seek medical help right away.
Need Help? Contact Our Lawyers Today
Since 1999, the personal injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan have been helping to provide a voice for injury victims in Silver Spring and the greater Montgomery County area.
If you or someone that you love has received a steriod injection that may have been contaminated with fungus, contact us today.
Your initial case review is free and there are no upfront costs or fees.
We have a proven record of success and only get paid when we obtain a recovery or settlement for your claim.