14th Suit Filed in NECC Outbreak
An Alabama woman is the first to file a suit from that state.
A 14th person has filed a lawsuit in Boston against Framingham-based New England Compounding Center, which is linked to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 36 people and sickened 541.
The Boston Herald reported that a 31-year-old woman said she suffered temporary hearing loss and a painfully bloated face from an injection she received this summer at one of Alabama’s largest hospitals.
The suit is the first from Alabama.
The CDC is expected to release updated outbreak numbers today.
The meningitis outbreak has led to the permanent closure of New England Compounding Center, and set inspectors' sights on Westborough-based Ameridose, which has the same owners. Ameridose has not been implicated in the outbreak.