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Legal problems could multiply in meningitis outbreak

A nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Framingham drug compounding pharmacy is likely to cause a flood of lawsuits that could involve physicians, health clinics, hospitals, and others connected in any way with the contaminated medicines, according to legal specialists.

Attorneys representing clients who say they were injected with tainted steroids from New England Compounding Center already have filed at least a dozen lawsuits across the country, accusing it of pharmacy malpractice, general negligence, breach of warranties, and other wrongdoing.

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