Due to injuries, many West Virginians face chronic pain which is only helped by injection of epidural steroids. Recently, it was learned that one maker of these steroids, The New England Compounding Center, released 17,676 vials of contaminated steroids to 76 clinics in 23 states, including West Virginia. These contaminated vials have been linked to an outbreak of deadly fungal meningitis. To date, 91 cases of fungal meningitis have been reported with 7 deaths.
West Virginia Meningitis Injury Lawyer
Symptoms of fungal meningitis are:
- slurred speech
- neck stiffness
- sensitivity to light
- weakness or numbness
- pain, redness and swelling of the injection site
If you have received an injection of steroids and have any of these symptoms, immediately seek medical evaluation.
Contact a West Virginia Back Injection Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid injection, please contact Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C. to discuss your legal rights and the remedies to which you are entitled. Bailey, Javins & Carter, LC has over 30 years of experience representing families injured by defective or contaminated products, including medicines or prescription drugs. Contact us for a free consultation.