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Family Files Suit in Connection with Death Allegedly Caused by Contaminated Drug

by Staff Blogger | October 9th, 2013

October 9, 2013

Drug manufacturers are required by law to ensure the safety of the products they release. Failure to do so can result in the drug company facing massive and costly recalls, as well as claims of liability through civil litigation filed on behalf of those harmed.

Hundreds of cases have been filed in connection with a fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections made by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. The Nashville Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that the most recent case to be filed stems from the death of a five-year-old boy from Chattanooga who died after receiving drugs recalled by the compounding facility in the wake of the outbreak.

An article published by The Tennessean states the child received a mixture of electrolytes and a muscle relaxant, known as Methocarbamol, that was manufactured by the New England Compounding Center. It was later discovered the muscle relaxant was recalled due to a risk of fungal and bacterial contamination.

This prompted the family of the child to file a civil lawsuit alleging the drug was to blame for the boy’s death.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult losing a loved one to a contaminated drug can be and hope a decision in this case brings some closure to the family of the victim.