December 4, 2013
Last year, several tainted batches of steroid injections were released to the public, leading to a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. In all, 751 people were sickened in 20 states, resulting in the deaths of 64 patients. Sixteen of those fatalities occurred in Tennessee.
The Nashville Fungal Meningitis Lawyers with Ponce Law explain the outbreak has prompted several investigations, including examinations by federal officials. Now, in an effort to record each case associated with the outbreak, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking victims to register their information into a database.
According to an article published by The Tennessean, the FBI is seeking more information from the victims by having them answer a questionnaire posted on the agency’s website. Some of the questions ask victims to detail their illness and what effects it had, as well as if victims believe any other medications distributed by the facility responsible for the contaminated injections caused them harm.
No charges have been filed, but officials have stated the investigation is ongoing and active. Meanwhile, several victims have filed civil litigation against those allegedly responsible for causing the outbreak.