Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Representing Victims of Fungal Contaminated Injectable Steroid
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is representing individuals who have received an injectable preservative-free steroid to treat pain manufactured by New England Compounding Center. The company has shut down operations and recalled the fungal contaminated steroid.
The Center for Disease Control reports that fifteen people have died so far from a rare non-contagious fungal meningitis that is linked to an injectable preservative-free steroid called methylprednisolone acetate. 214 people have been infected and that number will likely rise. As many as 13,000 people may have received medicine from the potentially contaminated injections.
The injections were given starting May 21, 2012, with Minnesota having five confirmed cases. Symptoms include headache, fever, stiff neck and sensitivity to light. Anyone who has received an injection for spinal issues or pain after May 21, 2012, should consult their physician to learn what steps, if any, to take to deal with this situation.
If you, a family member or loved one has received an injection of a fungal contaminated steroid, we may be able to assist you. Please contact Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben at 612-377-7777 or fill out our free case evaluation form.