Suit filed over meningitis outbreak

November 2, 2012

The first wrongful-death lawsuit in connection with the fungal meningitis outbreak was filed this week in Elkhart. The widow of victim Daniel Rohrer filed the complaint against the New England Compounding Center and its sister companies, including Ameridose, LLC and Alaunus Pharmaceutical LLC. The lawsuit seeks damages, including medical expenses, burial expenses, lost income, loss of love and services, and punitive damages. Rohrer was the third person to die in Indiana related to the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that 49 are confirmed cases in Indiana and 386 nationwide. A total of 28 people have died.