Bishop Works with DOJ to Secure Compensation for NECC Fungal Meningitis Victims
"It’s been nearly four long years for these victims and their families, and now we’re finally getting some positive news,” said Bishop.
“Every victim deserves an advocate. It’s been nearly four long years for these victims and their families, and now we’re finally getting some positive news,” said Rep. Bishop, who has been working on this issue throughout his time in Congress. “While no one can undo the pain and suffering they have endured, we can stand up, fight, and demand action. I’m grateful for the support of my colleagues in the House who have aided our efforts so far and remain hopeful that those impacted will get the much-needed help they deserve, and soon.”
Of the 778 Americans who became sick, 76 have died – including 19 in Michigan. Congressman Bishop’s district is considered the epicenter of the outbreak, where 15 people died and many others became sick after receiving the NECC’s tainted steroid injections at a clinic in Livingston County.
Over the last several months, Congressman Bishop was joined by several members of the House in pushing the administration to act, including:
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (MI-06), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller (MI-10), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), Dan Benishek, M.D. (MI-01), John Moolenaar (MI-04), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Dave Trott (MI-11), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Dan Kildee (MI-05), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Erik Paulsen (MN-03), Tim Murphy (PA-18), Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Diane Black (TN-06).
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