Effects of Contaminated Steroids May Not Be Over
Last year, hundreds of people contracted fungal meningitis from steroid injections that had fungus, all these injections coming from a pharmacy in Massachusetts. Even after the recall, some patients still received these tainted injections. Sixty-four people died. About 750 patients survived due to antifungal medication, and many have finished their regimen of medication.
Some of these patients have hospitalized again, however, and health issues and uncertainty remain for many of those who suffered from these contaminated shots. Many people fear that the meningitis will reappear. Around a dozen patients had the meningitis flare up again or suffered complications from the antifungal drugs.
One Michigan clinic is being sued for alleged negligence, which is still being investigated. Apparently, the clinic was delayed in its response to the recall, resulting in more patients being infected. Additional lawsuits have been filed against the compounding center that was the source of these contaminated steroids. Interestingly, compounding pharmacies are not yet under FDA supervision.
While the repercussions of this tragic story are still not over, many cases of pharmacy malpractice are just as dramatic, if not as prominent. All it takes is for a pharmacist to dispense the wrong amount of drugs, to fail to give important instructions, or to mislabel medication, and the error can turn life-enhancing, even life-saving medication into dangerous drugs. If you or a loved one has been the victim of such malpractice or negligence, then do not hesitate to contact the Whitley Law Firm.
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