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Steroid Injection Attorneys Provide 6 Tips for Victims of Contaminated Steroid Shot

October 16, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Early symptoms of the contaminated steroid injection present similar to the flu. TorHoerman Law warns that it is imperative for those exposed to the shot to act promptly in determining exposure. Treatment of this rare form of meningitis is critical. Following are 6 tips in determining potential exposure to meningitis.

  1. If the shot was administered between May 21, 2012 and September 26, 2012, there may be exposure.
  2. The medical clinics where the original shot was administered have knowledge of whether they received the contaminated medication. In addition, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a list of facilities that received the contaminated injection.
  3. Proper treatment requires a diagnostic lumbar puncture to determine contamination.
  4. Reports of contamination are being reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assist in the FDA / CDC investigation.
  5. Contaminated patients are being treated with two antifungal drugs administered by IVs- amphotericin B and vorconazole. The CDC warns those that have been contaminated that treatment of this rare form of meningitis takes time – potentially several weeks. A medical advisor will provide further treatment details.
  6. Lawsuits to hold those companies responsible for this catastrophic outbreak are currently being filed and investigations continue. The victims of this contamination should not bear the cost of this injury.

SOURCE TorHoerman Law, LLC

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