The Number of deaths resulting from contaminated epidural steroid shots is going up. There are now over 170 cases reported and 14 deaths. That is almost double from the reported numbers from yesterday.
Medical drugs and products are supposed to be carefully monitored
This should never have happened
Medical drugs and products are supposed to be carefully monitored. We as the public are supposed to have trust that they are being properly monitored. We put our trust in these pharmaceutical companies!
So how did this happen? How did so many contaminated shots get sent out around the country? How have they been on the market since May? I am guessing that as more is looked into this matter, it will become clear that this fungal meningitis outbreak could have been prevented.
Looking back and seeing what went wrong is of little help to those who got these tainted epidural steroid shots. Those who got fungal meningitis have to be hospitalized in order to get large amounts of antibiotics from an I.V. drip.
Is there anything we as the public can do to help prevent this from happening again?
I believe that there are ways to make corporations and companies are more careful. I believe the way to do this is to expose the corner they cut. To make them understand that in the end cutting a corner does not and will not save them money.
The best way in my eyes to do this is through a lawsuit. I believe the lawsuit is the best way to do this because in a lawsuit the company has to turn over all of its documents. This brings to light what they did. Also, with a company, the only thing they really understand is their bottom line, therefore you have to hit their bottom line.
The DiCello Law Firm is one of the law firms looking into how a pharmaceutical could possibly ship so many tainted epidural steroid shots. Click here to learn more about what The DiCello Law Firm is doing for people who have received these shots.
Read the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recall of the contaminated epidural steroid injections.