Pharmacist Acquitted of Murder, Guilty of Conspiracy & Racketeering in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Pharmacist Acquitted of Murder, Guilty of Conspiracy & Racketeering in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

The deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that was spread through contaminated steroid injections seriously injured over 700 hundred patients across the U.S. and killed 64. The steroid manufacturer, New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts, sold the contaminated medication to physicians and care providers at numerous pain clinics nationwide. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos Comments on First Round of Patient Settlement Recovery in Meningitis Outbreak Cases

Mark Chalos Comments on First Round of Patient Settlement Recovery in Meningitis Outbreak Cases

In 2012, more than 14,000 patients across the U.S. were injected with a contaminated medication that caused an outbreak of potentially deadly fungal meningitis. The New England Compounding Center (“NECC”) in Framingham, Massachusetts, manufactured and sold the drug – an epidural steroid treatment designed to relieve back pain. The contaminated steroid was sold to patients at a number of pain clinics. Nearly 800 patients developed fungal meningitis, and more than 70 patients died. [Read more…]