A widow whose husband died from the fungal meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injection has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. This is the first wrongful death suit that has been filed since the outbreak happened.
According to news reports, Diana Rohrer’s filed the complaint in Elkhart, Indiana against the New England Compounding Center and its sister companies – Ameridose, LLC and Aluanus Pharmaceutical LLC. The lawsuit seeks damages, including medical expenses, burial expenses, lost income, loss of love and services and loss of consortium and punitive damages.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as of Nov. 5, there were 29 deaths and 404 infections spread over 19 states. Federal investigators are still looking into how the steroid injections, Methylprednisolone acetate, became contaminated and were allowed to be marketed and used on patients. Read the rest »