Monday, July 31, 2017
Virginia Outbreak Settlement Approved
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
A federal judge has approved the $235,811 settlement of a suit brought by the family of a Virginia victim of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak who died on Jan. 6, 2013.
Under the approval by U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel, the two daughters and the spouse of the victim will each get $37,134.
The suit was filed against Insight Imaging and related companies involved in injecting the victim with fungus contaminated steroids.
Just last week the family of another Roanoke area victim filed documents showing a $916,951 settlement of their claim.
In the latest settlement legal fees totaling $94,324 will go the firm of Crandall and Kett, which represented the victim's survivors. An additional $8,674 will go for legal expenses and $21,409 will go to reimburse the federal Medicare program.
The suit was one of hundreds filed in the wake of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak which sickened 758 patients, killing 76 of them.