Thursday, November 22, 2012

More lawsuits filed in fungal meningitis outbreak

By Judi Lykowski

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Michiana survivors and grieving family members affected by the fungal meningitis outbreak are demanding answers from the company responsible. More and more local lawsuits are being filed as loved ones seek justice.
According to the law firm Foley and Small, all of the individual lawsuits will likely evolve into a nationwide suit that will end up in federal court.
If that happens, the case could move more quickly than if the individual suits went through state courts.
"We've acquired a number of new clients, and just filed 5 cases in the court system in Elkhart County and one case in St. Joseph County and we are going to be filing probably next week another half dozen to a dozen cases,” said Attorney Doug Small of Foley & Small.
Small says his law firm's caseload of lawsuits against New England Compounding Center (NECC), continues to grow.
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