PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- An article published in The Tennessean detailed the plight Nashville resident Dennis O'Brien went through after contracting fungal meningitis from tainted medication. A serious illness followed by a two week hospital stay was just the beginning. Months of medication with serious and negative side effects are to follow. KEL Attorneys
commented on the lawsuit filed on his behalf.
According to the article, O'Brien's attorney filed a lawsuit against the New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts drug firm that distributed the contaminated medication. The lawsuit charges O'Brien fell ill in part because the company was negligent when deciding to locate its compounding drug facility adjacent to a recycling center. The article went on to note the lawsuit claimed the facility location compromised the clean and sterile environment required by medication manufacturing.
The legal team at KEL Attorneys commented on the suit in a statement to the press: "The damage wrought by the bad spinal steroid injections is horrific, and certainly appropriate for a personal injury or possible medical malpractice-type of lawsuit. The legal theory of negligence of being located next to a recycling facility noted in the article seems rather novel. Facilities of that nature almost universally have to pass rigorous governmental regulation. The facility may be able to rely upon the governmental findings as a defense, assuming of course that the facility passed any relevant inspections. In the end, however, we suspect this lawsuit will settle short of trial due to the high-profile nature of the allegations and the very high likelihood that the compounding company has appropriate insurance in place."
Furthermore, the article noted the lawsuit brought forth by O'Brien's attorney claimed he New England Compounding Center failed to register to do business in the state of Tennessee. The lawsuit also listed Ameridose, Medical Sales Management and Dr. Douglas Conigliaro as defendants.
In the news story, O'Brien noted his daughter, who works as a nurse, identified his symptoms as meningitis upon hearing the news of the nationwide outbreak. The article went on to note that O'Brien believes he contracted the disease from steroid shots he received for a degenerative disc condition.
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