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Compounding center reaches settlement over meningitis outbreak
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The New England Compounding Center has reached a settlement with victims of a major meningitis outbreak.
Nearly 700-people in 20 states were sickened and more than 60-deaths were reported.
Michigan was one of the hardest hit states with 19 deaths.
Attorneys involved with the matter say the $100-million fund will compensate the victims and pay off creditors.
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention says the outbreak was linked to tainted steroid injections from the Massachusetts-based center.
The settlement is now awaiting a judge's approval.