The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts is facing numerous lawsuits after distributing steroid injections that were contaminated with fungal meningitis. Nearly 14,000 people were injected with the contaminated product, but so far only 280 people have filed lawsuits against the company. Attorneys representing the victims in this case expect the number of lawsuits to reach somewhere in the thousands. A total of 28 victims have died from the contaminated steroid injection that was distributed across 16 states. The victims’ attorneys are also looking to file lawsuits against the clinics that administered the steroid injections. The problem with filing a
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One might consider it ironic to contract an infection during a hospital visit, but it happens far more often than it should in hospitals across the United States. Healthcare-associated infections are infections that were not present at the time of admission to a healthcare facility. While most become evident after 48 hours of hospitalization, a hospital-acquired infection may wait until after the patient is discharged to show its symptoms. 1 in 20 patients contract an infection during their hospital stay, and these infections rank as a top 10 cause of death in the US.
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