According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), steroid injections contaminated with meningitis-causing fungi were distributed in 2012 across several states in the country, causing outbreaks in multiple states. This incident shows that meningitis can unfortunately result from defectively-produced and distributed pharmaceutical products.
Apart from defective medical products, a person’s risk of meningitis might increase depending on his or her age. Viral meningitis often affects children no more than 5 years of age. On the other hand, individuals under the age of 20 and living in shared spaces, such as military barracks, child care facilities, dormitories and boarding houses, are more prone to contracting contagious bacterial meningitis. A weakened immune system, on the other hand, may cause a person to become vulnerable to all kinds of meningitis, including fungal meningitis.
If you believe an unsafe medical product has caused you undue harm or has put your health at great risk, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is willing to help you fight for justice and compensation. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 and tell us more about your situation today.