Brooklyn Park woman files 1st suit against pain clinic in outbreak
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -
A Brooklyn Park woman is suing a pain clinic for using contaminated steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak last year.
Traci Maccoux's lawsuit is the first against Medical Advanced Pain Specialists in connection with the outbreak. The clinic was 1 of 2 in Minnesota that bought contaminated steroids from New England Compounding Center, which has since filed for bankruptcy.
The 23-year-old Maccoux was hospitalized for 10 days last October after she developed fungal meningitis. She had received steroid shots for pain in July and August.