Tennessee Fungal Meningitis Outbreak 2012

One Arrest Made in the Wake of the 2012 Tennessee Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

by Staff Blogger | September 17th, 2014

In 2012, a Fungal Meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections was responsible for claiming dozens of lives and leaving hundreds of others ill. Now, it seems progress is being made in criminally prosecuting those responsible for creating the contaminated drugs.

According to WKRN 2 News, the pharmacist responsible for creating the contaminated steroid injections that were manufactured at the New England Compounding Center has been arrested as he was preparing to board a flight for Hong Kong. Federal officials claim the 46-year-old man was responsible for fraudulently maintaining sanitation logs and failing to practice standard sanitation practices while mixing medications. The man is currently facing one count of mail fraud, but could face more charges later.

While criminal prosecution may be satisfying to many victims, it can’t pay them back for the damages caused by the outbreak.

However, the civil justice system allows people affected by acts of negligence like this one to seek compensation for their damages. If you’ve been harmed by the negligence of another, our Tennessee personal injury lawyers are here to help you. Call Ponce Law today at (800) 363-9113 to learn more about what we can do for you.