Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Numbers Allegedly Underreported in Tennessee

by Staff Blogger | September 6th, 2013

September 6, 2013

The Nashville Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that patients began reporting that they were infected with fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid injection in Sept. 2012. Now, officials are saying the number of patients killed or injured by the infection may have been underreported in Tennessee.

According to an article from The Republic, a complaint filed in a U.S District Court this week showed that a man from Goodlettsville passed away on Jan. 13 after developing fungal meningitis from spinal injections at a medical facility in Nashville.

However, the official death toll in Tennessee only shows a total of 15 deaths with no fatalities listed during the month that the man died. So far, it is estimated that more than 750 patients may have been exposed to the deadly disease through the contaminated injections.

In the wake of these findings, an increasing number of affected patients are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer of the injections and the facilities who administered the shots to patients.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of the difficulties the victims of a fungal meningitis infection can face. The firm is here to help anyone who has been harmed as the result of contaminated medications.