A Contaminated Injection Can Increase the Severity of Your Illness

Protecting the rights of Maryland patients who require injections for their health

As children, we feared vaccinations because of the pain we believed they would cause. As adults, we’re conscious of the very real possibilities of a contaminated injection. At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we are uniquely adept at assisting patients whose conditions worsened after a contaminated injection. As a leader in the area of personal injury in Maryland, our firm has the resources, the experience and the tenacity to help medical malpractice victims obtain the compensation they deserve.

An outbreak of contaminated steroids led to a focus on deadly injections

In 2012, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis among a certain portion of the population which had been prescribed steroids. As we helped our clients who had been harmed by steroid, we developed a particular interest in this type of medical malpractice. Since then, there have been reported cases involving:

  • Broken or defective medical products, such as syringes
  • Broken or defective packaging for syringes or for the drugs themselves
  • Infected vaccinations
  • Infected diabetes medication
  • Unsafe disposal of contaminated medicine or syringes
  • Failing to follow protocol in the administration of an injection, including failure on behalf of the medical professional to wear protective gloves, failure to wash his or her hands, and failure to swab an injection site with alcohol

The symptoms of a contaminated injection are not always distinguishable from common illnesses such as the flu, but the results could be catastrophic. An infected or contaminated drug could lead to an adverse reaction in your body, causing long-term never damage, paralysis or sepsis, commonly referred to as blood poisoning. If you experience tenderness or soreness in your muscles or joints, or find that the injection site has swelled, or that you’ve developed a rash anywhere on your body, you should immediately call a doctor.

If the injection was indeed contaminated, your next step should be to call us. The attorneys of Plaxen & Adler, P.A. understand exactly how serious a contaminated injection is, and what your next steps should be. We have medical experts and resources at our disposal to help us with your case, and we make home and hospital visits for incapacitated clients. We have successfully resolved cases involving contaminated injections for our clients, adding to our reputation as Maryland’s premier personal injury law firm. We are confident in our ability to offer you compassionate guidance and superior counsel about your legal options.

Protect yourself with the assistance of a trusted legal authority in Maryland

There is no excuse for a contaminated injection that does not involve negligence in some way. At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. Please call 410-988-4449 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the State of Maryland and have law offices in Baltimore, Columbia, Cockeysville, Crofton, Owings Mills, Dundalk, Westminster, Greenbelt and Silver Spring. If requested, we are available to meet you at your home or at the hospital.