Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits Make Headlines Across Country
Houston, TX, October 16- Recent outbreaks of Fungal Meningitis have been making headlines as the CDC confirmed that a steroid has been linked to the development of the fungus. The contaminated steroid injection has been given to patients in at least 15 states. Research has shown that the cases have developed from tainted vials of methylprednisolene acetate that have been traced back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The steroid injections were being given to patients who were suffering from lower back pain. There have also been peripheral infections including the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow when the steroid injection was administered to other locations to treat localized pain.