"Never dreamed anything like this could happen," says Kinnard. "I'm sure none of the other patients who've had this happen thought it would happen either."
Stories like Russell's have lead to another development. The State Board of Pharmacy just accepted the New England company's offer to voluntarily surrender its license. Health attorney John Smith says the company was actually using the wrong license to ship its medication.
"After this point in time, we're gonna be taking a careful look making some compounding companies comply with the law," says Smith.
That manufacturing license could have brought greater scrutiny of a company some say hasn't been very open. Attorney Kinnard expects to file 12 more lawsuits in the coming days against the New England company. A decision hasn't been made whether to sue St. Thomas Hospital. If you have any questions about the Meningitis outbreak, just go to our website, Fox17.com. Look under HOT TOPICS and click on MENINGITIS.
Monday, October 15 2012, 05:47 PM CDT