Sunday, November 24, 2013
IMPORTANT REMINDER for VICTIMS--News Briefs: Meningitis information deadline looms Nov. 23, 2013 11:04 PM
The FBI has set a Saturday deadline for victims of the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak to submit their information for the ongoinginto New England Compounding Center.
The former Massachusetts compounding pharmacy distributed tainted steroids across the country believed to have caused the meningitis outbreak that has caused 264 cases of illness, including 19 deaths in Michigan. Eight of those who died wereresidents.
The FBI’s Office of Victim Assistance is seeking information from those who received an injection of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate at dosage of 80 milligrams from May 1-Oct. 1, 2012.
The FBI is seeking the following from victims:
• Name, address, telephone number and
• Brief summary of medical history.
• Any additional information that may be helpful.
Fungal meningitis victims can submit their information to the FBI at https://forms.fbi.gov/necc or to FBI Boston, One Center Plaza, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02108, Attention: Health Care Fraud Squad (C-4). Those who have investigative information can use the electronic public leads and tips form at https://tips.fbi.gov.
Separately, victims of the outbreak tied to NECC products have until a 4 p.m. Jan. 15 deadline to submit claims against NECC in the Massachusetts company’s bankruptcy case.
Those who have suffered injuries, distress, personal losses or treatment costs related to the outbreak linked to NECC’s products are encouraged to file claims in the bankruptcy case.
Filing a claim does not guarantee compensation, however.
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