Nashville Meningitis Lawsuits Dropped

In an abrupt reversal, lawyers for local victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak have dropped suits filed in Nashville against the local clinic where the patients were treated and plan to refile the claims against multiple parties in a pending federal court case in Massachusetts. Attorney Bill Leader said the switch from local courts to federal court was necessary so that the victims could make claims against all possible responsible parties, including the Massachusetts drug compounding firm that produced the spinal steroid blamed for the outbreak. The Tennessean has the story.