Monday, October 22, 2012

Update on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Las Vegas

According to  Las Vegas Action 13 News, the United States Food and Drug Administration has released a list of Las Vegas area medical practices that received potentially dangerous products from the  pharmacy linked to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.  According to the article (available here), the following medical practices received medications that were produced by the pharmacy during the recall period: 
  • The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Las Vegas
  • Shepherd Eye Surgicenter
  • The Weiland Group
  • Valley Hospital
  • Valley Hospital Medical Center
So far over twenty people have died and dozens more have been sickened as a result of being exposed to fungal meningitis, which has been linked to the New England Compounding Center's Framingham, Massachusetts facility.  The drugs which have been linked to the outbreak were a form of injectable steroid that is used to treat pain, including low back pain and joint discomfort.  Symptoms of fungal meningitis include fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and altered mental status.  If you were treated at any of the above Las Vegas facilities and have any of the above symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately.  

While it is undisputed that most doctors and pharmaceutical companies intend to help their patients to the best of their abilities, occasionally doctors and pharmaceutical companies make mistakes and innocent people suffer injuries as a result.  Every year thousands of people are maimed or killed as a result of negligent medical care or dangerous medical products.  If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a negligent medical professional or by a dangerous medical product you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  You could be entitled to past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and possibly even punitive damages (punitive damages are a monetary award levied against the at fault party intended to punish the party and to deter others from engaging in similar behavior in the future).  

Health care providers take in massive amounts of money every year and have the resources to fight claims made by victims of their negligence.  If you have been injured by a health care provider or a dangerous medical product you need competent and tenacious legal representation to fight for your rights. The attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc are licensed to practice law before all Nevada state and federal courts. We served clients from all socioeconomic segments of our community and we will fight to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a bad product, contact one of the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc as soon as possible for a  consultation. You may contact the firm through email at or by phone at (702)430-4614 or visit You may also visit the firm's Facebook page at!/ConnorConnorPllc.

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