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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against S.C. Pharmacy Over Steroid Shot

Posted October 10, 2002 9:44 a.m. EDT

— A class action lawsuit is in the works, involving an allegedly tainted painkiller.

A woman died after allegedly getting meningitis from the infected drugs. The lawsuit targets Urgent Care Pharmacy of Spartanburg, S.C.

At least three people, including

James Hickman

of Wilson County, say steroid shots from the company made them sick. Now, they are worried about meningitis. Attorneys say their first priority is to find out who is affected.

"We want to, with this lawsuit, get an effective medical monitoring plan immediately at the cost of the defendant," said Kimberly Wilson of Duffus and Melvin.

Urgent Care Pharmacy has 45 days to respond to the lawsuit.


Centers for Disease Control

has received the samples of the painkiller from the South Carolina pharmacy. It will be a minimum of 21 days before the test results are completed.