Tennessee Firm Represents Victims of Meningitis Outbreak

The Law Office of Troy L. Bowlin, II of Hamblen County provides legal services to those affected by the recent national outbreak of meningitis.
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Morristown - Tennessee - US


Nov. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- In October of 2012, a report by the state health commissioner stated that 25 Tennessee residents were stricken with a rare and potentially deadly form of meningitis and more cases were discovered in other states.  Since that time, the numbers have increased to 81 cases reported in the state as of mid-November.  A Fungal contaminant was found in an unopened vial of steroid medicine in a Massachusetts laboratory and that has been identified as a connection to the outbreak.  It is believed that the patients at three Tennessee pain clinics who received epidural steroid injections were treated with recalled medicine.  The three locations are Saint Thomas in Nashville, the Specialty Surgery Center in Crossville, and PCA Pain Care Center of Oak Ridge.  The treatments would have taken place from July 1, 2012 to September 28, 2012.  The 85 people are believed to have received the contaminated medicine and became ill with fungal meningitis.

The number of sickened is expected to rise per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The symptoms of fungal meningitis come on slowly and can include fever, headache, stiff neck, numbness, confusion and slurred speech.  It is not a contagious form of meningitis.

Individuals sickened by the contaminated medicine or the families of loved ones who died as a result, may be entitled to legal recourse against those responsible.  The Law Office of Troy L. Bowlin, II is an experienced personal injury attorney who represents clients in Hamblen County and throughout the State of Tennessee.  They are members of the Association for Justice, TACDL, the Tennessee Bar Association, The American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Knoxville Lawyers Association.  The firm is dedicated to helping victims of malpractice and other types of accidents.  There will be medical malpractice and liability cases filed as a result of this terrible occurrence.  Anyone affected by the fungal meningitis outbreak should seek legal help and guidance.

The firm is taking cases and you can reach an attorney online or by phone to discuss your matter.  If you have suffered a loss or injury from fungal meningitis, the firm should be contacted without delay.

The Law Offices of Troy L. Bowlin, II represents personal injury cases in Hamblen County, Tennessee.  A recent outbreak of meningitis in six states has reached 85 and is still increasing.  Although the investigation is ongoing, the rare form of meningitis has possibly been traced to a fungal contaminant found in vials of steroid medicine in a Massachusetts laboratory.  The patients in three pain clinics who received epidural steroid injections likely were treated with the recalled medicine.  The slowly appearing symptoms of the non-contagious form of fungal meningitis are stiff neck, headache, fever, slurred speech and confusion.  Treatment for the illness may include use of voriconazole, a medicine with severe toxic side effects to the kidney and liver.  Victims or their families may take legal action against the parties responsible for malpractice and liability and the firm is committed to helping those who have suffered resulting illness or loss.  You can learn more at http://www.hamblencountyinjury.com.
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Location:Morristown - Tennessee - United States
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