Murder Charges Filed in Meningitis Outbreak Case
Fourteen former employees of a drug compounding company responsible for an outbreak of fungal meningitis that ultimately killed 64 people are now facing more than 130 counts in what has become the most massive criminal prosecution for contaminated medicine in U.S. history. Both the owner and supervising pharmacist of New England Compounding Center (NECC) have been charged with second-degree murder.
The meningitis outbreak began in 2012 after tainted steroid injections were shipped to 20 states, including Florida. More than 700 people fell ill after being administered the injections.
According to the indictment, employees at NECC failed to make sure the medication they manufactured was sterile and misled customers to believe the company was following state safety regulations. The Ocala Star Banner reports that thousands of contaminated steroid injections were shipped across the country.
The Orlando product liability lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter are proud to represent victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak. More than 3,000 civil claims have been filed in the NECC case, and your family might be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one suffered severe illness or injury after receiving a tainted steroid injection.
A compensation fund of approximately $100 million has been created for victims of the outbreak. For a free evaluation of your claim, please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter or call (407) 712-7300 today.