October 11, 2012, ERIE, PA — As Erie injury attorneys who frequently represent chronic back pain sufferers, we’ve been closely following the news of fungal meningitis that has been spread by tainted steroid injections. Fortunately for our Erie area clients, there is good news in the latest details.
None of the tainted medication has been shipped to Erie area physician offices, according to news released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, in all of Pennsylvania there are only two physician offices reported to have received shots from the tainted batch: Allegheny Pain Management in Altoona and South Hills Pain and Rehab Associates in Jefferson Hills.
Still, local physicians are reporting significant cancellations by people who were scheduled to receive the shots to help control back and neck pain. Dr. Oluchi Ozumba, M.D., reported that of 13 patients scheduled for the pain control steroid injection on Tuesday, only 2 were given. Erie area physicians are calling their chronic back pain patients to reassure them that the locally available steroid injections are safe.
Purchase and George Help Back Injury Victims
The Erie back injury lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., P.C. have experience with cases involving back injuries and the many treatments that are employed to help patients suffering from chronic pain. These cases often result from car accidents, truck accidents or slip and fall accidents. Our primary goal is to make sure our clients and their families receive the compensation and resources they need to treat and manage their spine injury and to compensate them for their losses.
As skilled Erie injury lawyers who have helped injured clients who have required spinal fusion surgery, we understand how to evaluate these cases and help you obtain the funds necessary to pay for your spinal fusion surgery and attendant medical care.
Call Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today, toll free 814-833-7100 to schedule your free and confidential consultation with an Erie spine fusion surgery lawyer.