FDA Reports Conditions Observed at New England Compounding Center That Produced Meningitis Causing Steroid Injections

This past Friday, October 26, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a copy of the FDA Form 483 issued to the New England Compounding Center (NECC) that produced contaminated steroid injections and triggered an FDA investigation of a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak among patients who received the injections. The FDA observed and has since confirmed contaminated products and … Read the rest

New York City Council Moves to Expand Regulation of Pedicabs to Avoid Rate Gouging

Approximately two years ago the New York City Council imposed comprehensive regulations upon pedicabs which had been operating with almost no rules and endangering the safety of riders, pedestrians and others. The closest those regulations came to controlling pedicab rates was requiring that a rate card be posted, but not limiting how much could be charged. But with a Texas … Read the rest

Fungal Meningitis-Tainted Epidural Steroid Injections More Than Just a Pain in the Neck

Many of our clients suffer from intractable neck pain and face difficult risk-laden choices as to how to try to obtain relief from their debilitating symptoms. For example, many are given the option of undergoing surgery, which could potentially result in paralysis, or first trying a series of epidural injections. Patients are usually told that the injections may not work, … Read the rest

Super Bowl Stress Qualifies for Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

The claimant’s deceased husband suffered a heart attack and died on Super Bowl Sunday of 2010 while working as acting store manager of a Waldbaum’s supermarket in Roberts v. Waldbaum’s, 513795, 2012 WL 4449387 (3d Dept., September 27, 2012). Claimant applied for workers’ compensation death benefits alleging that the heart attack (myocardial infarction) was triggered by the stress and … Read the rest