Class Action filed in meningitis outbreak over tainted injections

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the New England Compounding Company for the deadly fungal meningitis injections that were contaminated and which have resulted in over 200 people to date becoming ill and 15 deaths allegedly resulting from the tainted shots. Puro filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, seeking class-action status to represent all residents of that state who received the epidural steroid shots from the compounding pharmacy located in Massachusetts. Fungal meningitis is a non-contagious form of meningitis caused by mold that somehow entered the vials of epidural injections. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting and if severe, coma, seizures and possibly death.