Earlier this year steroid injections were linked to a meningitis outbreak that killed more than a dozen people and injured many more. The surviving victims, the families of the victims, the public, pharmacies, and the government were left with many questions.
Of course, the first question was “why?” Why did the outbreak occur? However, the more important question is “what now?” How can patients be better protected against such dangerously tainted prescriptions in the future?
Congress Considers Safety Actions
The steroid injections that led to the meningitis outbreak originated from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. Accordingly, in order to answer the important question of how to prevent future outbreaks, Congress is conducting hearings and considering legislation to make compounding pharmacies safer. Whether these actions will make the public safer and prevent future deadly outbreaks because of alleged pharmaceutical errors remains to be seen.
Victims Don’t Have to Wait for Congress to Act—Contact Milwaukee Pharmaceutical Class Action Lawyers Today
Congress may be able to better regulate compounding pharmacies and possibly prevent future outbreaks, but Congress can’t help the victims who have already been hurt or killed. That does not mean, however, that the victims of this particular outbreak are helpless.
If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, then it is important to know your legal rights. Please contact an experienced Milwaukee pharmaceutical class action attorney today via this website or at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 for more information about your rights and possible legal recovery.