The fallout continues to come down from the deadly meningitis outbreak that claimed nearly 40 lives and sickened hundreds of others. According to the Boston Globe, the Director of the Massachusetts Pharmacy Board has been relieved of duties after allegedly ignoring reports of unsanitary manufacturing procedures at the New England Compound Center, the facility responsible for making the steroid injections that were contaminated with a fungal meningitis strain.
The article also states the board’s attorney has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted after receiving reports the New England Compounding Center was sending bulk shipments of products to California.
As lawsuits begin to be filed against not only the compounding center, but also doctors and medical facilities who administered the tainted injections, the courts decisions will set a precedent for how the case should be handled.
The Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers understand the complexities of filing for compensation after being injured by a dangerous drug or defective product. We are here to answer any questions you may have about product liability if you have been harmed by a medication or medical device prescribed to you by a physician.