All patients have a right to safe medication and pharmaceutical products. Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes violated by negligent pharmaceutical professionals. A clear demonstration of this pharmaceutical negligence can be seen in the recent outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis that has been linked to tainted steroid injections produced by the New England Compounding Center.
More than 170 patients have already been diagnosed with fungal meningitis as a result of the injections, and 14 have died as a result of their illness.
Individuals who have recently undergone steroid injections for back pain, which is what this particular steroid injection was typically used for, should be alert for the following symptoms:
- Feelings of numbness or weakness
- Sudden headaches
- Speech difficulties
- Neck stiffness
If you or someone you know has developed a dangerous medical condition as a result of tainted steroid injections, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses. Contact the Champaign drug defect attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., today at 217-328-2828 to speak with an experienced legal professional about the details of your case and learn more about your rights and options under the law.
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