Saturday, November 23, 2013

Part I – NECC’s Bankruptcy: The Fight to Build a Global Settlement to Adequately Compensate Mass Tort Victims By www.andrewsthornton.com22 November, 2013

Robert, who was enjoying his retirement, began suffering from neck pain following surgery in 2010. On September 26, 2012, he received an injection ofmethylprednisolone acetate at a clinic near his Bridgetown, NJ home in hopes of getting relief from his chronic pain. The next day, New England Compounding Center (NECC) based out of Framingham, Massachusetts, voluntarily recalled the steroid drug used in Robert’s injection. At the beginning of October 2012, Robert was admitted to the emergency room with complaints of feverheadachenausea, and vomiting. To the devastation of his wife of nearly 40 years and his family, a battery of tests revealed that Robert had contracted fungal meningitis. Robert spent months in the care of hospitals andskilled nursing facilities. The over a million dollars in medical bills Robert has incurred continue to pile up as his health status remains highly unstable and his prognosis uncertain.
This is the story of the largest epidemic from a drug since the creation of the FDA in 1930. It will have tragic consequences for victims for years to come.
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