MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers have filed a lawsuit for a Minnesota woman who says she received tainted injections of a steroid blamed for a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.
The case filed in federal court in Minnesota says Barbe Puro, of Savage, suffered headaches and nausea after receiving the shots. It says she underwent a painful spinal tap after she learned of the problem, and her health status is uncertain.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from New England Compounding Pharmacy, and class-action status on behalf of other Minnesotans who received the drug.
Company spokesman Andrew Paven (PAY'-ven) says they haven't seen the lawsuit and can't comment on it.
Health Department spokesman Buddy Ferguson says two of the three confirmed Minnesota victims have been released from hospitals and the third should be discharged soon.