Physicians Contacting Individuals at Risk of Fungal Meningitis Infections

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted October 19, 2012


Medical providers in multiple states are continuing to contact patients who received medications mixed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which have been linked to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis. As result, the number of confirmed cases of diagnosed fungal meningitis infections continues to increase, and the problems are likely to continue to surface over the coming weeks.

The fungal meningitis infection lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who received an injection or medication that was mixed by the NECC, which have resulted in any medical problems or testing for fungal meningitis infections after suffering symptoms like:

  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Severe Headache

The infections with fungal meningitis may take four or more weeks to surface after exposure to contaminated injections. Since the injections were distributed to medical providers until late last month, individuals continue to be at risk of fungal meningitis infections and new cases continue to be diagnosed every day.


According to the latest update provided by the CDC on October 18, there now 257 confirmed fungal meningitis infections identified in 16 different states, including 20 meningitis deaths

Currently the only drugs from NECC that have been directly linked to the outbreak are recalled epidural steroid injections, which were injected into the spine or into joints. However, the FDA warned earlier this week that two other drugs may be involved in the outbreak as well.

While all medications mixed by the compounding pharmacy are suspect, the three main drugs that appear to pose a risk of fungal meningitis include:

  • Preservative-Free Methylprednisolone Acetate (a generic version of Medrol) — Confirmed.
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide (a generic version of Nasacort) — Unconfirmed.
  • Cardioplegia Solution — Unconfirmed.


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential injury claims and class action lawsuits over the recalled epidural steroid injections and other NECC products. Free consultations and claim evaluations are being provided for individuals throughout the United States, and there are never any fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

In addition to individuals diagnosed infections involving fungal meningitis, problems may include:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Osteomyelitis or Epidural Abscess at the Injection Site
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Symptoms of Meningitis Outlined Above

To review a potential case for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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