Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Judge Approves NECC Records Destruction
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
A federal bankruptcy judge has authorized the destruction and disposal of certain records of the bankrupt firm blamed for a fatal fungal meningitis outbreak.
U.S. Judge Henry Boroff Monday approved the request from the post-confirmation officer overseeing the bankruptcy of the New England Compounding Center, the defunct company that shipped fungus tainted drugs to health providers across the country.
Paul D. Moore, who previously served as NECC's trustee, had petitioned the court to destroy unneeded documents, citing the cost of continued storage.
Moore told the court in a prior hearing that documents needed in pending litigation and an NECC autoclave were being preserved.
Moore also has given his approval for a late filed claim submitted by a victim of the outbreak who inadvertently had failed to file needed paperwork.
Justin Bogunia was injected with an NECC steroid at an Indiana facility on Sept. 20, 2012. He was sickened but was not diagnosed with fungal meningitis. He has submitted a claim for $13,291.90 in medical expenses.
Bogunia moved from Indiana to Nashville, according to court filings, and apparently missed a deadline for filing some documentation.