The NECC President was found Guilty of Racketeering. Barry Cadden, the president and co-founder of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC), was found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud for his involvement in the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. The outbreak killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds. It was the largest public health crises in the U.S. ever caused by a pharmaceutical drug.
McGrath Law Firm Represented More than 50 of the NECC Victims
Attorney Peter G. McGrath of McGrath Law Firm represented more than 50 of the victims nationwide and sued NECC in 2012 for distributing steroid medications tainted with bacteria.
McGrath said victims and their families have mixed emotions about the verdict. “Many of my clients thought Cadden should have been convicted for attempted murder,” McGrath said. “But at the same time many are relieved that the case had finally been heard and are hoping it will bring closure to such a devastating chapter in their lives. Let’s hope the sentencing in June will be just.”
McGrath Law Firm was the first law firm in the nation to file to attach Mr. Cadden’s homes on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.
McGrath Law Firm has unique litigation experience with infectious disease matters. Attorney McGrath, a former federal prosecutor and founder of McGrath Law Firm, was lead counsel in the nationwide Hepatitis outbreak in New England in 2010. The firm also represented 30 clients in the recent Hepatitis B outbreak in North Charleston, South Carolina.
With law offices in South Carolina and New Hampshire, Mcgrath Law Firm, founded by Attorney Peter G. McGrath, concentrates his practice in the areas of complex injury law, medical malpractice, business law, environmental law, real estate law, and general litigation matters. Attorney McGrath combines a unique and expansive background of litigation experience, both from the prosecutorial side and from the private sector. As a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, Attorney McGrath was the lead prosecutor for the government in several major federal cases, including several in New Hampshire. Attorney McGrath is the founding member of the McGrath Law Firm and can be reached at (603) 224-7111.