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Saturday, June 1, 2013
Fungal Meningitis – Modern Sword of Damocles
t is difficult to wrap one’s head around the fact that the medication wrapped in those impressive-looking sterile wrappers may be as dangerous as swallowing a handful of razors. Most people take it for granted that the companies responsible for manufacturing and packaging drugs and medications do so with strict adherence to cleanliness. But the fact is not all companies are so conscientious, especially if no one is keeping an eye on them.
This is the case of New England Compounding Center (NECC) based in Framingham, Massachusetts which was responsible for the public health crisis of 2012 that has kept fungal meningitis lawyers busy. NECC manufactured batches of epidural steroid injections slated for alleviatingchronic backandjoint painthat were tainted with fungus. Upon investigation, the reprehensible state of NECC facilities explained how such contamination could have happened. As of December 2012, 400 cases have been filed by fungal meningitis lawyers against NECC, which has also declaredbankruptcy inlight of these events.