Thursday, November 22, 2012
Meningitis outbreak: Maury County man sues drug firm
5:58 PM, Nov 22, 2012
A Maury County man and his wife have filed suit against the Massachusetts drug compounding firm being blamed for a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.
The suit, which was transferred Wednesday to U.S. District Court in Nashville, charges that Basil J. McElwee was injected with a tainted steroid from the New England Compounding Center on Aug. 20 and Sept. 4.
According to the suit, the injections were administered at Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center.
“Mr. McElwee was injected with the contaminated drug manufactured by the defendant,” the suit charges. “As a direct result of the wrongful conduct of the defendant, Mr. McElwee has suffered horribly and been terribly and painfully injured.”
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