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Surgery Center, Estate Contest Punitives In Meningitis MDL

Law360 (February 5, 2018, 9:46 PM EST) -- A Maryland surgery center linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak involving contaminated epidural painkillers exchanged salvos Friday with the estate of a deceased patient in Massachusetts federal court multidistrict litigation over whether the estate was entitled to punitive damages under either of those states’ laws.

The Box Hill Surgery Center LLC on Friday filed a motion for summary judgment on the punitive damages claim alleged by Meghan Handy on behalf of her deceased mother, Brenda Rozek, arguing that Handy cannot collect the penalty award under Maryland...
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