Our wrongful death lawsuit team is actively investigating the legal rights of family members of patients who have died due to the meningitis outbreak due to epidural steroid injections. The number of patients with confirmed cases is growing daily from these injections throughout the country. All infected patients received injection with preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate prepared by New England Compounding Center (NECC), located in Framingham, MA.
Although a class action lawsuit was filed by a patient in a Michigan federal court, not all victims of this outbreak are required to join the lawsuit. In fact, many victims are better served by hiring their own lawyer to handle the case and not participate in the class action. This allows the patient, or surviving family members, to have better control of the outcome of the case and have their own voice heard as to how this meningitis outbreak has impacted their life.
In cases involving death caused by meningitis from the steroid injection, the surviving family members can file a Wrongful Death Lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and perhaps even other defendants. In a wrongful death lawsuit, family members can seek compensation for the loss of society and companionship suffered due the death of a loved one. Other damage claims can also be asserted for economic losses, like the loss of income or services suffered as a result of the death.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits For Patients Who Died From Steroid Injections
If a loved one died as a result of meningitis from the tainted steroid injection, you should contact the wrongful death lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. to investigate your case. To learn more about your legal rights, call us now at (800) 606 – 1717 or fill in the orange Get Help Now Box and send us your message. We will respond quickly.