First Case of Fungal Meningitis in GA Confirmed

Georgia officials confirmed that the state’s first case of fungal meningitis is linked to steroid shots for back pain. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient is a 66-year old Bibb County woman. She is in stable condition, is not hospitalized, and is being cared for by an infectious disease physician.

Her symptoms developed after a visit to the Forsyth Street Ambulatory Surgery Center in Macon, where she received a steroid shot for back pain. The center received steroids produced by theNew England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, the pharmacy at the center of the outbreak.

The surgery center has been alerting patients who have received the injections.

Nearly 300 people in 16 states, including 23 who died, have become ill after receiving the steroid shot. Most received it for back pain.

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Many people use prescription drugs to alleviate pain or conditions. However, products like this steroid shot can cause serious harm or even death if they prove to be defective. At Pope & Howard, P.C., our attorneys are highly informed in the laws and regulations behind defective prescription drug.

As experts in product liability, we strongly believe in representing the interests of the victims of defective drugs. We complete the most comprehensive investigations to present the best case possible at trial. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective prescription drug, Pope & Howard is here to fight for you.

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