Fungal Meningitis Linked To Epidural Steroid Injections Lawsuits

Have you had a methylprednisolone acetate steroid injection for back pain? (List of Clinics)
If so, YOU could be at risk for Fungal Meningitis.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), has esimated that 13,000 patients who received spinal injections of a compounded steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, manufactured by New England Compounding Company in Framingham, Mass., are at risk for Fungal Meningitis. There are already 137 cases reported, spanning 10 states: Florida (6 cases 1 death), Indiana (15 cases), Maryland (9 cases 1 death), Michigan (28 cases 3 deaths), Minnesota (3 cases), New Jersey (2 cases), North Carolina (2 cases), Ohio (1 case), Tennessee (44 cases 6 deaths) and Virginia (27 cases 1 death).

What is Fungal Menigitis?

There are many forms of meningitis, the fungal type is NOT spread through person to person contact. It affects the spine and membrane surrounding the brain. Common symptoms of fungal meningitis are headaches, dizziness, fever, nausea and slurred speech, the inflammatory disease can later cause permanent neurological damage and death.

What can YOU do if you are diagnosed with Fungal Menigitis resulting from an injection with methylprednisolone acetate?

You should contact Joyce & Bittner. It is very important that records and other evidence regarding the use of this product be preserved and analyzed as soon as possible. To discuss your case with our attorneys please call 412-281-9919 or click here to send a Email