3:16 PM EST, November 19, 2012
Two more people from Michiana have died from fungal meningitis linked to tainted back pain medicine.
And the lawsuits are now stacking up.
Attorney Douglas Small of the law firm Foley and Small says both meningitis victims were clients of his.
Small says 83-year-old Jack Durben of Edwardsburg, Mich. died in the early morning of November 10, and 87-year-old Viola Copsy of Constantine, Mich. died early this morning.
Small says his office on Monday was filing a lawsuit on behalf of five other clients and will be filing additional complaints for more than a dozen additional people in the next two weeks.
4 other meningitis deaths have been confirmed in our area, 3 in Elkhart County and 1 in St. Joseph County.
At last check with the Centers for Disease Control, Indiana had 55 meningitis cases, including 5 deaths.
In Michigan, where were at least 158 cases. 8 people have died.
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