For Immediate Release
March 7, 2013
Contact: Troy Tuggle
Hune requests AG Schuette to go after NECC
LANSING, Mich.— Sen. Joe Hune has urged Attorney General Bill Schuette to file a lawsuit against the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which produced the contaminated steroid shots known to be the cause of the fungal meningitis outbreak in many states, including Michigan.
“I once again demand that action be taken,” said Hune, R-Hamburg. “I would like to see our attorney general investigate this wrongdoing so we can prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. I find this a necessary and imperative action to assure the safety of the citizens of the great state of Michigan.
“It is my request that our attorney general use whatever is in his power to aggressively investigate, prosecute and use the civil court against the New England Compounding Center. Ultimately, it is my desire to see this issue resolved and the victims of this incident reassured that justice will be done on their behalf.”
As of March 4, the total number of fungal meningitis infections resulting from the NECC is up to 253 total cases, including 13 deaths in Michigan. Several of these deaths have taken place in the 22nd District.
“There is absolutely no doubt that Michigan should take action to file criminal charges against the NECC. The safety of families across the 22nd Senate District and the entire state of Michigan is a top priority. I strongly insist that Attorney General Schuette go after the New England Compounding Center.”