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Finding meningitis victims before it's too late

The family of Janet Russell, one of multiple families Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge represent who have been severely impacted in the fungal meningitis outbreak in Tennessee and several other states, was featured on CBS Evening News.

Finding meningitis victims before it's too late

By Jonathan LaPook | cbsnews.com | October 8, 2012

(CBS News) NASHVILLE - In Ohio, police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. In Tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank.

Monday, federal officials estimated 13,000 Americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fungus. One-hundred-and-five illnesses have been reported across nine states. Eight people have died.

The steroids were used to treat back pain and joint pain. Those who received injection in their spinal columns are at risk for the brain and fungal infection known as meningitis.

Continue reading and watch the CBS video: Finding meningitis victims before it's too late

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