A contaminated batch of steroid medication is said to be the cause of a deadly meningitis outbreak that has left 14 people dead and 170 people ill in 11 states.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as many as13,000 people across 23 states may have been injected with the diseased medication and are at risk.
Epidural steroid injections is a treatment commonly used to treat back pain as well as inflammatory conditions in tendons, bursa and joints and is administered in outpatient clinics on a routine basis.
What You Can Do
The Bulldog Lawyers are currently investigating the recent recall of the contaminated medication after receiving a number of inquiries from concerned patients. If you or a loved one has contracted fungal meningitis following a steroid injection and been diagnosed with the condition, contact The Bulldog Lawyers for a free consultation. We are accepting calls toll-free, 24 hours a day at 866-462-8553.
Symptoms Of Fungal Meningitis
Fungal meningitis is caused by a fungus. It is an infection of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord called the meninges, which is concentrated in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Fungal meningitis is a rarer form of meningitis, which also includes bacterial and viral meningitis.
Symptoms may appear mild at first but gradually become more severe. Typical symptoms include the following:
- Stiff neck
- Discomfort from bright lights
The CDC has reported that anyone who received the contaminated batch will become ill or at least suffer from one or two symptoms in one to four weeks after receiving the medication.
Patients who received a steroid injection and have begun to notice redness of the injection site, neck stiffness, light sensitivity, or weakness or numbness are advised to immediately contact their health care provider.
Do I Have A Fungal Meningitis Case?
Anyone who has recently contracted fungal meningitis following an epidural steroid injection may have a compensable claim. The Bulldog Lawyers are now accepting fungal meningitis induced cases in all 50 states. Speak to our lawyers today for a free case consultation.