Elizabeth Kaveny Quoted by NECC Hometown Newspaper Regarding Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Elizabeth A. Kaveny, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs’ law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), was quoted on March 12, 2013 in the Framingham, Massachusetts Metrowest Daily News regarding New England Compounding Center (NECC) of Framingham – the source of tainted pain medication that caused a fungal meningitis outbreak which has so far killed 48 Americans and sickened hundreds more.
Ms. Kaveny was one of the first attorneys in the country to file suit against NECC in Massachusetts on behalf of a number of individuals who were victims in the fungal meningitis outbreak. She was interviewed regarding a March 10, 2013 CBS News 60 Minutes report in which former NECC employees alleged conduct by the company that far overstepping its bounds as a compounding pharmacy overstepping its bounds as a compounding pharmacyoverstepped its bounds as a compounding pharmacy.
“I think the main thing that came out for me and my clients [in the 60 Minutes report] is the knowledge of the officers and directors, and their attempt at a cover-up,” Ms. Kaveny told the Metrowest Daily News. She said that the former employee allegations add “fuel to the fire,” particularly since they also implicate the pain clinics that used the medication, and added, “My clients have been angry throughout the process, and the more facts that come out, the more angry they become.”
In her pioneering cases, now assigned to federal court in Massachusetts, Ms. Kaveny is seeking monetary damages and criminal penalties against the company and its agents on behalf of her clients contracted fungal meningitis as a direct result of the steroid produced by NECC. More information on Ms. Kaveny’s fungal meningitis representation is available here.