Archive for October, 2012

BP Business Oil Spill Claims from GCCF and Deepwater Horizon Spill

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

BP Business Claims

When the BP oil spill occurred on April 20, 2010 it didn’t just affect the fishing industry or the tourism industry, it effected everyone. The entire economy was slowed down by the spill and businesses all over the southeast lost revenue during that time. In 2012, funds were set aside by BP to pay back any type of business which showed a loss on its financial statements in the time after the oil spill.

Every type of business has a potential claim. Giddens Law Firm has been assessing these claims and helping businesses file these claims.

No Risk

Any type of business can file a claim, our experienced attorneys can quickly determine if your business is eligible for settlement funds and submit your claim.

Our assessment is free, you owe us nothing until we collect for you.

We have seen claims from:

Retail stores
Law Firms
Realtors
Car dealerships
Electronics sales

New England Compounding Fungal Meningitis Attorneys

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Investigations continue to determine what products produced by New England Compounding Pharmacy could be responsible for the meningitis outbreak that has to date killed seven people and sickened ninety-one. The outbreak has been linked to contaminated steroids which normally are used to treat for back pain and are sold by New England Compounding Center.

The steroid is called methylprednisolone acetate and was shipped to facilities in 23 states between July and September and have been the prime suspect for cases of meningitis which have been cropping up around the country. Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord which is potentially deadly. The infection is caused by certain types of bacteria or viruses, and this particular infection is fungal in nature.

As of October 5, a total of 47 cases* in 7 states and 5 deaths have been identified with a clinical picture consistent with fungal infection: Florida (2 cases), Indiana (3 cases), Maryland (2 cases, including 1 death), Michigan (4 cases), North Carolina (1 case), Tennessee (29 cases, including 3 deaths), and Virginia (6 cases, including 1 death). Fungus has been identified in specimens obtained from 9 patients, including Aspergillus and Exserohilum.

On September 26, 2012, the New England Compounding Center voluntarily recalled the following lots of methylprednisolone acetate (PF) 80mg/ml:

Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) 80 mg/ml Injection, Lot #05212012@68, BUD 11/17/2012
Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) 80 mg/ml Injection, Lot #06292012@26, BUD 12/26/2012
Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) 80 mg/ml Injection, Lot #08102012@51, BUD 2/6/2013

Patients who have had an epidural steroid injection since May 21, 2012, and have any of the following symptoms, should talk to their doctor as soon as possible.

Worsening headache
Fever
Sensitivity to light
Stiff neck
New weakness or numbness in any part of your body
Slurred speech

If you or a loved one have developed meningitis or suffered a stroke after recieving medication from New England Compounding Pharmacy or methylprednisolone acetate please contact our firm for additional information.