SOURCE: Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C.
PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - The Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are dedicated to representing the victims of dangerous pharmaceutical products, and as such, feel it is imperative to warn against a recent medical threat. A recent outbreak of an extremely rare, non-contagious form of fungal meningitis has health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worried about the possibility of the disease spreading across the country. The outbreak has been traced to tainted steroid injections of methylprednisolone produced by the New England Compounding Center. These injections, which are used to treat patients with back pain and inflammation, have been sent to over 23 states, including Pennsylvania. While a nationwide recall is already underway, individuals who have already been exposed may be at risk of developing this extremely dangerous disease.
According to officials from the CDC, symptoms typically develop in patients within one to four weeks after being injected, and may include such issues as fever, headaches, nausea, and some stroke-like symptoms. Patients who know that they have had a steroid injection of methylprednisolone within the past month should be aware of these symptoms and seek immediate medical attention if they begin to experience any of these potential warning signs of fungal meningitis.
While no cases have been reported in Pennsylvania yet, the possibility that some individuals may have been exposed to this contagion remains significant. Those who may be affected by this condition are at risk of suffering serious consequences, up to and including loss of life. The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to provide representation to any Pennsylvania resident who has suffered injury or illness as a result of tainted steroid injections or another defective pharmaceutical product.
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