Grand jury to investigate meningitis outbreak in Michigan

Workers comp lawyer gives update on spinal injections linked to meningitis outbreak in Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press reported last week that Attorney General Bill Schuette will empanel a multi-county grand jury to investigate recent meningitis outbreak in Michigan. Tainted steroid injections have now killed 16 people in our state alone.

Schuette  has indicated that drug manufacturer immunity will not apply because the company was not regulated by the FDA. The grand jury will determine if any Michigan laws were broken.

Individuals and their families can also pursue a separate civil action for damages. Pain and suffering would potentially be available.

Workers comp in Michigan

Steroid injections have been used for many years to treat work-related back and neck injuries. It can temporarily relieve pain while individuals participate in other types of rehabilitation and treatment.

Tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms related to a steroid injection. You can also call your doctor to see if you were exposed to a tainted batch.

Workers comp should cover any complications. This includes additional medical treatment and wage loss benefits if you cannot work.

Free legal help is available

We understand the hardships that go along with a work injury. We will stand up for your legal rights and make sure that you receive fair compensation.

To speak with one of our workers comp lawyers, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. There is no fee unless you win.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to review a case.

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