Michigan Meningitis Steroid Injection Contamination Attorneys

Approximately 14,000 patients who were given steroid injections in the fall of 2012 were at risk of contracting fungal meningitis. The potentially deadly and contaminated injections were manufactured at the Framingham, Massachusetts, New England Compounding Center (NECC) and distributed to 76 facilities in 23 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a multistate investigation of the fungal meningitis outbreak.

The Michigan fungal meningitis lawyers at Lipton Law are prepared to assist you and your family in building an effective case. We have dedicated years to successfully handling a wide range of personal injury and product liability cases, lending our clients unique and focused legal resources and skills for positive results. To find out more about your legal rights and options if you've contracted fungal meningitis from tainted steroid shots, please call us at 248-557-1688 for a free consultation.

Who Was At Risk?

As of Oct. 16, 2012, 233 patients contracted fungal meningitis nationwide from the contaminated steroid shots and 15 died. In Michigan, as of that same date, 47 people contracted fungal meningitis and three died.

This type of meningitis is not contagious. The potentially tainted steroid shots were administered to patients in the spine as well as peripheral joint spaces like the knee, shoulder and ankle to treat pain and inflammation. The type of spinal epidural medication given to patients who contracted fungal meningitis is not the same kind of medication that is administered to women during childbirth.

Facilities that got potentially contaminated steroid shots in Michigan during the 2012 outbreak include:

  • Michigan Neurosurgical Institute — Grand Blanc, Michigan 810-606-7112
  • Michigan Pain Specialists — Brighton, Michigan 734-995-7246
  • Neuromuscular & Rehabilitation Associates — Traverse City, Michigan 231-935-0860
  • Michigan Surgical Hospital — Warren, Michigan 586-427-1000

What Is Fungal Meningitis?

Fungal meningitis is contracted when a fungus enters the bloodstream and then the spine, causing an infection and swelling of the protective membranes of the spinal cord and brain. Fungal meningitis is a rare form of meningitis that is not contagious.

Symptoms Of Fungal Meningitis

The most common symptoms of fungal meningitis are:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Neck stiffness
  • Discomfort from/sensitivity to bright lights
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

A person may suffer only one or two of these symptoms and it typically takes one to four weeks after the injection for symptoms to develop.

Some patients also experienced stroke in relation to the fungal meningitis steroid shot outbreak.

Protecting Your Rights, Helping You Recover

As a family-run personal injury law firm, a Southfield meningitis contaminated steroid shot attorney at Lipton Law knows the value of loyalty and hard work. Our lawyers have the many years of experience and knowledge necessary to gather the appropriate evidence and apply effective strategies to obtain successful case results. If you or a loved one is suffering from fungal meningitis associated with the recalled steroid shots or another NECC product, we are here to help. Call 248-557-1688 or contact us online for a free consultation today.