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Warren Co. Family Files Lawsuit In Meningitis Outbreak

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Another lawsuit has been filed over the Meningitis outbreak. A family from Warren County has filed suit for over $50 million in damages.

The husband of 74-year-old Margaret Bryant is suing the New England pharmaceutical compounding company responsible for manufacturing the tainted steroid injections. Bryant received the injection at the Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurological Center. She became sick and died September 18th.

The lawsuit names the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. The attorney who filed the suit says Bryant was in extreme pain the final two weeks of her life. The symptoms included an excruciating headache. Her legs also became numb.

"Ultimately developed into a paralysis where she couldn't walk, whether it be medical paralysis I'm not sure, but she couldn't walk. Ultimately died as a result of a stroke," said Michael Galligan, Attorney for Bryant's family.

Tennessee law caps monetary rewards in medical malpractice cases below $50 million.

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