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Fungal meningitis victims to receive money from $100-million fund
Fungal meningitis victims to receive money from $100-million fund

Victims of a fungal meningitis outbreak traced to a tainted steroid produced by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will be compensated from a $100-million fund created as part of the legal settlement stemming from the 2012 incident. The settlement was filed this week in federal bankruptcy court and must be approved by Judge Henry Boroff. The agreement on the size of the fund was reached by the parties including owners of the pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, and lawyers for the plaintiffs. More than 750 people in 20 states – especially in Tennessee, Michigan and Indiana -- were sickened with fungal meningitis and related infections, according to the Atlanta-based...

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