Meningitis Victims Want Justice


New developments in the Meningitis outbreak here in Michigan will be announced by State Attorney General Bill Schuette and a Federal Attorney from Boston. The victims want to see criminal charges brought against the compounding pharmacy that made the tainted steroids. A federal grand jury in Boston has been investigating the New England Compounding Center for more than a year. The tainted steroids that caused the fungal meningitis outbreak were produced there. The shots were given to patients as treatment for back pain. Federal health officials were able to match the shots to the outbreak, after finding the deadly fungus in more than 50 unopened vials at the New england Compounding Center. It has since been shut down. 750 people nationwide got sick after getting the shot. A total of 64 died. Michigan was one of the hardest hit states. 264 people were sickened. 19 died, including Lilian Cary of Howell. She and her husband George were treated for back and neck pain at a clinic in Brighton that used the contaminated steroid shots. Lillian became sick a few weeks after getting the injection and died on September 30th. Her husband George was in the hospital for three months. It's not clear if the New England Compounding Center or its executives will face any criminal charges. State Attorney General Bill Schuette is expected to talk about both the state and federal investigations of the compounding center this morning.

We'll be following this story and will tell you what Schuette says tonight on News 10.


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