TN Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers in Tennessee

The meningitis outbreak lawyers at our Tennessee offices are currently investigating cases where innocent patients were diagnosed with meningitis after being injected with tainted epidural steroids using preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) prepared by New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts.  To date, five people have died from steroid-related meningitis, and three of those victims were from Tennessee.  Many of these patients have also suffered strokes as a result of the meningitis infection.

If you or someone you love has been infected with meningitis after receiving an epidural (spinal) steroid injection in Tennessee or any other state, you may be entitled to substantial compensation and you need an experienced medical product liability attorney to ensure your rights.  Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential legal consultation.  We offer:

  • Personal attention from a Tennessee meningitis outbreak lawyer
  • Absolutely no legal fees unless you win your suit
  • An outstanding record of success
  • Free legal consultation with an experienced attorney

Meningitis Outbreak Update: First Case in Tennessee

Currently, 51 patients in 8 states have contracted meningitis from tainted epidural steroids infected with Aspergillus fumigatus and possibly other fungi.  Tennessee centers that received lots of the infected steroids include Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in Nashville, TN, PCA Pain Care Center in Oak Ridge, TN, and Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville, TN.

On September 21, 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health notified the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the onset of meningitis in a patient roughly nineteen days after that patient received an epidural steroid injection at a TN ambulatory surgical center.  In examining the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood of that patient, authorities identified Apsergullus fumigatus in a fungal culture.

A similar case of meningitis was reported in North Carolina on September 28, 2012, triggering an investigation into the possible contamination of a medication that had been recently widely distributed, leading to a potential outbreak.  The Aspergullus fungus was subsequently identified in three more patients, one of whom showed Probionabacterium acnes in a central nervous system specimen gathered post-mortem.

The severity of symptoms differed in some patients, but all patients showed a heightened white blood cell count, low glucose, and elevated protein in CSF specimins.  The average victim of this meningitis outbreak shows symptoms between one and four weeks after an epidural steroid injection.  Included in the meningitis symptoms are worsening headache, nausea, and some signs of neurological deficit consistent with a deep brain stroke.

If You Believe You Have Meningitis

If you have received a spinal injection of steroids within the last month, in Tennessee or any other state, and you experience symptom of meningitis, it is very important that you contact your doctor immediately.  He or she can help you determine whether your injection may be linked to your symptoms and conduct a thorough physical examination.  If you do have meningitis that is part of the outbreak, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages, including the cost of medical care and pain and suffering.

Contact our TN Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers

If you have contracted meningitis after an epidural steroid injection in Tennessee or any other state, you could be one more victim of the recent meningitis outbreak.  Victims of this outbreak are entitled to compensation for their damages, which they can legally pursue in a medical product liability meningitis lawsuit.  If you have been infected with this serious disease, you need serious representation to protect your legal rights.  Contact us today to learn more in a free legal consultation with a meningitis outbreak lawyer in Tennessee.