The second and final payments to victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak should come this summer and the underlying court case should be nearing final resolution by August.
That’s what a federal judge was told yesterday by attorneys involved in the civil litigation stemming from the deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak.
The checks due this summer will come from a fund established under the bankruptcy of the New England Compounding Center, the now defunct firm blamed for the outbreak.
U.S. District Judge Rya Zobel called the report “very encouraging” and asked Kristen Johnson, one of the lawyers for victims, to provide a written version of the verbal report.
“There’s not that much left come August,” Johnson said of the underlying case. “We’re just about done with this MDL [litigation].”