According to the CDC, it looks like more bad news related to the recent recent Meningitis outbreak… another person has died from the fungal spinal meningitis that is associated with tainted vials of epidural steroid injection shots used to treat back pain. This brings the number of deaths to 15.
This victim was from Indiana, two deaths have now been reported from Indiana (none yet in New Jersey).
The number of who have contracted the disease reached 197 on Saturday, up from 13 on Friday, the CDC reported. There are also reports of one case of infection after an shot in an ankle but that has not been confirmed as meningitis.
The state of Illinois was first to report a case of the rare meningitis since the infections began.
The outbreak has resulted in a huge scandal and major health concern after the New England Compounding Center which is based in Massachusetts shipped tainted vials that to approx 23 states and 76 medical facilities.
Lawsuits have already begun by victims… if you have contracted Fungal Meningitis in New Jersey or in any other state in the U.S. and need legal counsel please don’t hesitate to contact us at (732) 625-9494.