Family Of Va. Man Who Died Of Meningitis Sues

7:02 AM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The family of a Salem man who died in a meningitis outbreak from tainted steroid injections claims in a lawsuit that the Roanoke clinic that gave the shots lied to patients about the drug.

The family of Douglas Wingate claims in the $25 million lawsuit filed Thursday that Insight Imaging indicated on bills and other records that it used the federally approved Depo-Medrol when in fact it administered a high-risk drug produced by a small Massachusetts pharmacy.

More than 30 lawsuits already have been filed in the region by those who came down with meningitis after receiving the injections. But The Roanoke Times reports ( ) that the Wingate family's lawsuit contains the most detailed allegations against Insight.

Nationwide, 39 people have died and more than 600 gotten sick since September.


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