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Two More NH Residents Afflicted by Meningitis Outbreak

Posted by Kevin Dugan on October 17, 2012

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday that two more NH patients have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis that has been linked to a pharmaceutical company in Massachusetts, New England Compounding Center. 

The Associated Press is reporting, "In New Hampshire, the medication believed to be related to the outbreak was distributed to Pain Care LLC’s locations in Somersworth, Merrimack and Newington."

According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common symptoms of fungal meningitis include:  fever, stiff neck, vomiting, headache, altered mental status and photophobia.  While fungal meningitis is not contagious, it can be deadly.

There are now six NH patients who've been diagnosed with meningitis or other illnesses associated with tainted steroids manufactured by the New England Compounding Center.  Nationwide, 15 people have died as a result of the meningitis outbreak. 

If you or a loved one has been affected by this meningitis outbreak and are interested in learning more about your legal options concerning a potential meningitis lawsuit, contact us immediately.

Kevin Dugan

Contact Kevin Dugan:
1-800-662-6230 or kdugan@arbd.com

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