Over 13,000 Americans have obtained steroid injection treatment which may have been contaminated with the deadly fungus that has claimed a number of lives over the past week. Reports show that there have been over 105 instances of illness associated with the steroid injection and over 8 reported fatalities.
Originally the steroid injections were used to treat back pain, but reports of certain illness started showing. This alerted doctors to search for the cause of the issue and it was determined that there was an issue during the compounding of the product.
Reported symptoms include fevers, headaches and stiffness particularly in the neck and back area. If you have received a steroid injection seek immediate medical attention for your injuries
. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms it is better receive medical treatment in order to be safe.
Many have asked whether they can file a lawsuit for the injuries sustained from contaminated steroid injections. There are a number of theories in which liability can be asserted. This can include a defective product
, negligence or malpractice
. However, it is most likely common that a product liability claim would be most viable in these cases.
If there has been a tragic death resulting from any of these steroid injections contact a personal injury attorney. You have rights as the spouse, child or parent of the deceased to bring a cause of action for their injuries. It is important to know your rights. Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture or compound drugs in a improper or defective manner should be held liable for the injuries they cause.
Our offices are accepting cases dealing with injuries sustained as a result of steroid injections, contact us today for a free consultation.