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.

Product Liability at Pope & Howard, P.C.

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.

To schedule your consultation, please call (404) 885-9999 or contact us via-email.

Related Articles

Appendicitis Misdiagnosis in Atlanta, Georgia

Common Surgical Errors in Medical Malpractice Cases

Anesthesia Errors in Georgia Medical Negligence Cases

Georgia Med-Mal Legislation Appears DOA this Session

New Study Estimates Over 440,000 Deaths from Medical Negligence Per Year

Senate Bill 141 Seeks to Replace Current Med-Mal System

Doctors & Lawyers Speak Out Against Patient Injury Act

Prescription Drug Overdoses Drop, but Xanax Tops List

New Study Proves Frivolous Medical Malpractice Suits Are a Myth

Public Infection Reports are Not Required by Georgia Hospitals

Georgia Supreme Court Removes Caps on Damages for Medical Malpractice

How to Spot Deadly Brain Bleed in Atlanta, GA

Does Your Child’s Serious Playground Accident Merit a Personal Injury Claim in Atlanta, GA

How Defective Airbags Can Cause Serious Injury or Death in Atlanta, GA

How Social Media Can Impact a Personal Injury Case in Atlanta, GA

The Most Common Mistakes Teen Drivers Make on the Road – Atlanta, GA

Red Flags to Look Out for When Evaluating Nursing Homes in Atlanta, GA

How to Stay Safe Around Fireworks This New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, GA

How to Avoid Injuries at Home This Holiday Season in Atlanta, GA

Pedestrian Accidents, DUIs and More Halloween-Related Accident Risks in Atlanta, GA

Parking Lot Premises Liability Cases in Atlanta, GA

Common Apartment Building Accidents in Atlanta, GA

Negligent Security Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

Getting Video Proof in Car Accident Cases

What to Do if Your Child is Seriously Injured at School in Atlanta, GA

Coup-Contrecoup Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

Tips for Communicating With Dementia Residents in Nursing Homes in Atlanta, GA

Why You Shouldn’t Sign a Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement in Atlanta, GA

Common Types of Obstetric and Gynecology Negligence

Atlanta Paralysis Lawyers

How Witness Testimony Can Help (Or Hurt) a Car Accident Case in Atlanta, GA

Contact Us

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message

Have a Question?