5 Local fungal meningitis victims file suit against NECC
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- The law firm Foley & Small in South Bend has filled five separate lawsuits on behalf of clients who have contracted fungal meningitis as a result of being injected with a contaminated epidural steroid produced at and sold by the New England Compounding Center, located in Farmingham, Massachusetts.
The complaint claims are brought against NECC and against Barry and Lisa Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro. The three individual defendants are the owners and officers of the NECC. The lawsuit refers to inspections by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health finding a lack of sanitary and sterile conditions at the pharmacy leading to the fungal contamination.
The defendants also alleged to have failed to follow proper procedures for the testing of these steroidal products to ensure their sterility.
ABC 57's Judi Lykowski spoke to Doug Small an attorney and partner of the law firm that filed the suit.