Those who received injections in their joints could also be at risk for joint infections.
So far, 53 patients have been infected in Tennessee and six have died.
The board of pharmacy met Monday and decided to take away NECC's license to do business in Tennessee.
"We have not focused on what those penalties will be, [be]cause quite frankly, we don't know the number of people who have received this product who might be symptomatic at a later date," explained John Smith of the Tennessee Department of Health.
A lawsuit against the New England Compounding Center was recently filed.
Janet Russell of Hendersonville says she was "disfigured and permanently disabled" after a stroke resulting from her injuries.
Her lawyer, Randy Kinnard, explained how this is the first of likely many lawsuits against the company.
"We currently have 20 clients who've had this meningitis problem occur to them and we're hearing from more people. And it's just a sad situation that this has happened to so many people," said Kinnard.
Russell and her husband are suing the NECC for $15 million.
The NECC did not immediately comment on the lawsuit.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:07:37 GMT
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