“People are forgetting about it,” says 41-year-old Princeton resident Carrie Turpin.
She’s one of 751 people across 20 states who received several contaminated methylprednisolone acetate injections in summer 2012. At least 64 people have died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Turpin hasn’t yet received any compensation from the New England Compounding Company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the end of 2012. She and others in the same situation don’t know when they’ll receive compensation for medical expenses and emotional distress. Her lawyers at Pritzker Olsen Attorneys in Minneapolis, Minn., say it could be another two years or longer.
“What are we supposed to do for these two to four years?” Turpin asks, “If I go to work, what if I get sick?”