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DURATION: 2:10-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION Jamestown, Tennessee - 12 December 20121. Wide couple walks out of house2. Tight Dennis O'Brien holds bottle of pills3. Medium O'Brien at desk4. SOUNDBITE: Dennis O'Brien/Fungal meningitis victim (Transcript Below)5. Wide couple walks outside; UPSOUND: "I can't walk that fast."6. Medium pills on counter7. Medium over the shoulder; UPSOUND: "I take 400 milligrams in the morning and 400 milligrams at night."8. SOUNDBITE: Dennis O'Brien, Fungal meningitis victim (Transcript Below)9. Tight O'Brien handling pills10. Slate with photo and bulletsAP IMAGESFRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS - 4 OCTOBER 201211. A sign requesting "No Soliciting" hangs on the door of the New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis.AP TELEVISION Jamestown, Tennessee - 12 December 201212. Tight Dennis O'Brien13. Pan medical papersAP TELEVISIONAtlanta - 7 December 201214. SOUNDBITE: Richard Freer/Law Professor, Emory University (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION Jamestown, Tennessee - 12 December 201215. Tight meningitis newspaper headlineAP TELEVISIONAtlanta - 7 December 201216. SOUNDBITE: Richard Freer/Law Professor, Emory University (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION Jamestown, Tennessee - 12 December 201217. Tight Kaye O'Brien, tilt down to binder18. SOUNDBITE: Kaye O'Brien/Wife (Transcript below)19. Medium Dennis at desk20. Medium Kaye in chair21. Medium Dennis flipping papers at desk22. Tight hand flipping papers23. Medium Dennis at counter24. SOUNDBITE: Dennis O'Brien/Fungal meningitis victim (Transcript below)25. Wide Dennis struggles to get off couch26. Medium the O'Briens getting the mail.VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:FORMER SCHOOLTEACHER DENNIS O'BRIEN HURTS ALL THE TIME.HE CONTRACTED FUNGAL MENINGITIS AFTER A SERIES OF STEROID SHOTS IN HIS NECK. HE SUFFERS FROM NAUSEA, VOMITING AND EXHAUSTION.SOUNDBITE: Dennis O'Brien/Fungal meningitis victim: "Oh, it's been a life changer. Nothing is the same as before the meningitis hit."THE 59-YEAR-OLD NOW WALKS WITH A CANE AND HAS TO TAKE EIGHT PILLS A DAY.UPSOUND: "I take 400 milligrams in the morning and 400 milligrams at night."SOUNDBITE: Dennis O'Brien/Fungal meningitis victim: "One medicine says 'May cause dizziness and blurred vision.' It does. Another medicine that I'm taking to take care of the morning sickness and gastro problems says 'May cause sleepiness.' It does."OVER 500 PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN SICK AND THIRTY SEVEN HAVE DIED FROM TAINTED SHOTS PREPARED BY THE NEW ENGLAND COMPOUNDING CENTER. THE O'BRIENS ARE SUING THE PHARMACY FOR FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. BUT IT COULD TAKE YEARS FOR THEM - AND DOZENS OF OTHERS WHO HAVE FILED LAWSUITS -- TO SEE ANY MONEY.SOUNDBITE: Richard Freer/Professor, Emory University: "The evidence seems to show that the compounder may not have a lot of assets.EMORY UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR RICHARD FREER SAYS PLAINTIFFS FACE AN UPHILL BATTLE.SOUNDBITE: Richard Freer/Professor, Emory University: "So the plaintiff may want to sue other potential defendants. Maybe the hospital that prescribed this. Maybe the doctor who prescribed this. And you have to be able to show a substantive hook for liability to those people."KAYE O'BRIEN HAS KEPT A BINDER WITH PHOTOS OF HER HUSBAND'S ILLNESS AND ARTICLES ON THE MENINGITIS OUTBREAK.SOUNDBITE: Kaye O'Brien/Wife: "So I thought this would help our case, just to show, yes this was real… If the burden of proof is on us, then I want proof."DENNIS O'BRIEN SAYS HE'S GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE BUT SOMETIMES FEELS LIKE A DRAG ON HIS FAMILY.HE MAKES A 6-HOUR ROUND TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENTS EACH WEEK, AND HE'S MISSED LIFE EVENTS - LIKE HIS GRANDDAUGHTER'S THIRD BIRTHDAY AND HIS SON'S ENGAGEMENT.SOUNDBITE: Dennis O'Brien/Fungal meningitis victim: "For the meningitis patients, it's not over once they get out of the hospital. It starts a whole nother chapter of side effects and medicines, appointments and how it affects your body and changes things for you." SIGOUT - CAITLIN KING, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JAMESTOWN, TENNESSEE. --------------------------------------------------------------------