The Danger for Injury to Consumers
After the fungal meningitis crisis sickened over 700 people and killed approximately 45 people, increased attention was focused upon whether or not these compounding facilities were following the rules of sterile facilities. This recent report by the Massachusetts Department of Health confirms suspicions- that after years of not being forced to conform to recognized safety guidelines, these compounding facilities largely aren't. Should these facilities produce medications in unsterile environments, a number of injuries could happen, including:
- bacteria infections
- exotic diseases
- mass sickness
- loss of limbs
- swelling in the brain
- stroke, heart attack
Depending upon the compounding pharmacies' conditions, consumers could face exotic infections and diseases which could cause them to lose limbs, suffer swelling in the brain, and even die. Sterile conditions are extremely important when it comes to manufacturing drugs and should be enforced at all times.
If you buy your medications from a compounding pharmacy and have fallen ill, you should seek immediate medical help. You should also call a skilled personal injury attorney to help you gain the compensation you need.