The new cases announced Wednesday bring the total in the state to 12.
In lawsuits filed by Jennifer Marko, 45, of Millville, N.J., and Brian Pennington, 45, of Vineland, N.J., the two allege that the New England Compounding Center (NECC) pharmacy produced the fungus-laced drug by failing to follow long established, standard safety practices for a compounding pharmacy.
New Jersey health officials have linked two more fungal meningitis cases to a nationwide outbreak caused by a potentially tainted medication.
New Jersey is now reporting two cases of fungal meningitis related to steroid injections.
The deadly meningitis outbreak is expanding into our area. Health officials say medical facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have received some of the tainted medication associated with the outbreak.
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