October 28, 2013
After hundreds of patients were killed or sickened as the result of contaminated steroid injections, the Nashville Meningitis Outbreak Lawyers with Ponce Law say lawsuits are now being filed on behalf of victims. The lawsuits claim that the facilities where the injections were given, the company who manufactured the tainted shots, and the company responsible for testing the injections failed to protect the health and safety of consumers. The lawsuits further claim this negligence led to the outbreak of fungal meningitis.
An article from WBIR News explains that the statute of limitations governing these cases calls for claims to be filed within one year of victims becoming aware of the harm that may have been done to them. The story told of several patients who suffered severe adverse health events after receiving the tainted injections. Many required several surgeries and hospitalizations to repair the damage the infection caused.
Most patients filing claims are seeking compensation for future medical expenses that will result from the disease. The stipulation is more important than ever before, considering reports of five patients suffering relapses of infection.
Michael D. Ponce & Associates’ team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers is here to answer any questions an individual who has been harmed by a medication may have regarding their legal rights.