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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

What to Do When Pharmacy Contamination Error Causes the Death of Your Loved One

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law

Every day we trust drug companies and pharmacists to produce and distribute medication for the masses to take. Unfortunately, sometimes there are mix-ups, pharmacy errors, contaminated drugs and other situations that cause innocent patients to suffer injuries or die as a result.

While these drug errors should be prevented, sometimes they are not caught in time and many suffer the often deadly consequences of someone’s mistake. This is exactly what happened recently. The New England Compounding Center recalled over 17,600 single-dose vials of methylprednisolone after making the drug without a preservative. This drug is a steroid intended to be injected into a person’s back to help ease back pain.

As of October 11, 2012, 170 people have been diagnosed infected with fungal meningitis, and 14 people have died. According to health officials, thousands of patients in 23 states and at 75 clinics were exposed to this drug error through epidural steroid injections. This nationwide health scare has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 11 states.

This specific form of meningitis is not contagious, as it can only be passed through the injection. Because of this, the masses do not have to worry; however, there are still thousands of people who may contract fungal meningitis after getting their steroid injection.  

Get Help!

If you have received a steroid injection for back pain, seek medical help immediately. Do not assume for one minute that you are fine and dismiss even the smallest sign, such as a headache, fever, weakness or neck stiffness. Sometimes, signs or symptoms may not show up for weeks following the injection.  The CDC has noted that symptoms of fungal meningitis started showing up in patients between one to four weeks after the steroid injection.

Meningitis can quickly inflame the tissues surrounding the spinal cord and brain, and those infected will want to get medical attention as soon as possible. Not only do you want to get medical help, but you will also want to get help investigating your legal claim.

Our pharmacy malpractice lawyers are investigating claims linked to this fungal meningitis outbreak and why this tragic error occurred in the first place. We want to help those who suffered unnecessarily, as this drug error should have been prevented.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one from this tragic outbreak, you need to learn about your rights to obtaining a financial recovery for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more. Call Kennedy Hodges to start your path toward seeking justice today at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation, and be sure to request a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.