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Compensation now available for victims of 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak

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People who were affected by a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 can now submit a claim to receive part of a $40 million  special victim fund.


Tainted injections manufactured and distributed at a Massachusetts-based center caused the multistate outbreak.


Livingston County was one of the hardest hit areas, with 15 deaths as a result. Over 700 people were affected nationwide.

The money comes from the Federal Victims of Crime Act.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said victims are eligible to receive up to $50,000 in compensation.


If you have been identified by the FBI or U.S. Attorney General as a victim, or family member of a deceased victim,  you can submit a claim.


The deadline to submit is December 16.