Families contact law firm over steroid shot
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Seven local families have reached out to a law firm about the tainted steroid injections that have been causing cases of meningitis across the nation.
Justine Caldes reached out to the Martin, Harding and Mazzotti law firm after receiving a steroid shot for a spine injury in September. The firm is gathering information on the case and considering a lawsuit.
Now, the steroid Caldes was injected with is not directly linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak, but was included in the expanded investigation into the outbreak. She got a letter from her health care provider telling her she may be at risk. She says its nerve wracking to just sit and wait to see if symptoms present themselves.
Caldes said, “And I'm thinking it makes me very angry that I don't know what's being put in my body. You go to the doctor and you assume that you're safe and that you're going to get something that's going to help you. You certainly don't think, I mean think of those people who got meningitis, how about the ones who are dead? Can you imagine?”
If someone shows symptoms of fungal meningitis, they can be treated with powerful drugs that can sometimes damage the kidneys or liver.
Twenty-three people have died in 24 states. No one in New York has died.