Yesterday, Judge Henry J. Boroff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Massachusetts entered an Order setting the Bar Date (deadline) for submitting claims in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of New England Compounding Center (NECC), the compounding pharmacy responsible for the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak from tainted steroid injections. The Court’s Order granted the NECC Bar Date Motion submitted by Paul D. Moore, the Chapter 11 Trustee, on June 28, 2013.
The Bar Date Order established procedures for filing and submitting claims for injuries suffered due to NECC’s contaminated steroid injections. The deadline for submitting claims is Monday, January 15, 2014, at 4:00pm EST.
The dedicated team at Andrews and Thornton will assist all clients in completing and submitting NECC Bankruptcy Claims forms. We understand that hundreds of people are still sick from fungal meningitis, stroke, spinal/paraspinal infections (e.g., arachnoiditis, phlegmon, epidural abscess, discitis, vertebral osteomyelitis), and septic arthritis. Each case and each client is unique, so our firm will arrange to help all of our clients participate in the bankruptcy claims process to the best of our ability.
Unfortunately, many people who received contaminated NECC injections continue to suffer from serious symptoms but have not been diagnosed with a fungal infection. Because of the time-sensitive nature of the NECC Bankruptcy Claims Process, we encourage patients and loved ones who have been affected by tainted NECC steroid injections to contact us for a free case evaluation at www.andrewsthornton.com or toll free at 1-800-644-1734.