By David Madden
MILLVILLE, N.J. (CBS) – A Cumberland County woman who came down with fungal meningitis after receiving contaminated steroid injections has taken her problems to Superior Court in the form of a lawsuit.
55-year-old Andre Gould of Millville is one of six clients represented by attorney Michael Barrett who have filed lawsuits.
They all got those tainted shots for pain only Gould’s turned into full blown meningitis.
“She had some very serious pre-existing medical conditions that, unfortunately, she can’t receive the appropriate treatment for because of this complication,” Barrett explained.
She got a pair of injections at South Jersey Regional Medical Center in Bridgeton in late September 2nd, a day after the drug manufactured at the New England Compounding Center was recalled by the FDA, according to the lawsuit.
Barrett represents more than 25 people, all in Cumberland County, who received those injections.
He says he wouldn’t be surprised if more are officially diagnosed with meningitis.