Fungal Meningitis Outbreak in North Carolina Caused by Contaminated Steroid Injections

Updated information from the United States Centers for Disease Control has indicated that at least two people in North Carolina have now been infected with fungal meningitis from contaminated epidural steroid injections.

Reports are that several North Carolina medical practices may have received the tainted medication including the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, Eastern Regional Surgical Center in Wilson, and the High Point Surgery Center.  If you are a patient of any of these facilities, you should contact your doctor immediately.  Symptoms of fungal meningitis include headache, fever, nausea, neck stiffness, and dizziness.

The outbreak has apparent origins at the New England Compounding Center which prepared the steroids for distribution.  The company has now issued a recall for all of its products.

If you or a family member have any questions about your legal rights arising from the meningitis outbreak, please call the attorneys at Hendren & Malone for a free consultation.

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