Criminal Charges Possible In Meningitis Deaths

Posted at 9:12 AM, Mar 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-27 09:19:09-04

LANSING, Mich — Michigan’s attorney general is asking for a grand jury investigation into the fungal meningitis outbreak.

Bill Schuette filed a petition this week with the Michigan Court of Appeals, asking a grand jury to investigate the compounding company that distributed tainted steroid injections. Schuette wants the grand jury to determine if the company, New England Compounding Center, broke any of our state laws.

“This investigation is necessary uncover the truth as to how this unspeakable tragedy happened and to restore public faith in our healthcare system,” Schuette said in a media release.

This comes after the steroid injections led to 259 cases of meningitis, including 14 deaths, in Michigan alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

All products from the NECC were recalled back in October.