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105 Injured, 8 Dead as Result of Contaminated Steroid Injections; Up to 13,000 At Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an outbreak of fungal meningitis in patients who have received epidural steroid injections. So far, 105 cases of meningitis have been identified and eight people have died. Several people have suffered strokes related to the meningitis. Thousands more may be affected, as 13,000 patients may have received the recalled product.

The meningitis outbreak has been linked to three contaminated lots of a steroid injection called Preservative-Free Methylprednisolone Acetate. Methylprednisolone Acetate is an injectable steroid medication generally given in hospital or outpatient settings. It is used to relieve chronic back pain and inflammation.

The contaminated steroids are manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a pharmacy located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Outbreaks have occurred across  the country, as the contaminated steroid injections were distributed in 23 states, including California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. A list of the clinics, hospitals, and healthcare facilities that have received the recalled Methylprednisolone Acetate PF is available on the CDC’s website, and is also provided below.

Meningitis is a serious infection which causes an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Usually, meningitis is caused by a bacteria or a virus. This meningitis outbreak initially baffled doctors when affected patients did not respond to antibiotics that are usually used to treat meningitis. The antibiotics failed because this meningitis outbreak is caused by Aspergillus, a fungus, and not a bacteria.

Fungal meningitis is very rare, and usually only occurs in patients who have compromised immune systems. However, this outbreak has occurred in otherwise healthy patients. Doctors soon realized that these patients shared a commonality — they had recently received epidural steroid injections. The infections were then traced to the steroids, which were contaminated with Aspergillus.

Unlike more common cases of meningitis, this meningitis is not contagious. However, if you have recently received a spinal steroid injection and are suffering meningitis symptoms, the CDC recommends that you seek medical care quickly. Symptoms include headache, fever, nausea, stiff neck, confusion, dizziness, and aversion to bright lights.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of receiving a contaminated steroid injection, contact the pharmaceutical attorneys at Schlichter Bogard & Denton for a free evaluation of your potential claim. 

FACILITIES THAT RECEIVED RECALLED CONTAMINATED STEROIDS

FACILITY CITY STATE
CYPRESS SURGERY CENTER DBA VISALIA CA
ENCINO OUTPATIENT SURGICENTER ENCINO CA
UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER UKIAH CA
UNIVERSAL PAIN MANAGEMENAT PALMDALE CA
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE AND SPORTS MED MIDDLEBURY CT
FLORIDA PAIN CLINIC OCALA FL
INTERVENTIONAL REHAB CENTER PENSACOLA FL
MARION PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER OCALA FL
NORTH COUNTY SURGICENTER PALM BEACH GARDENS FL
ORLANDO CENTER FOR OUTPATIENT SURGERY ORLANDO FL
PAIN CONSULTANTS OF WEST FLORIDA PENSACOLA FL
SURGERY CENTER OF OCALA OCALA FL
SURGICAL PARK CENTER MIAMI FL
FORSYTH STREET AMBULATORY SURG. CTR. MACON GA
PAIN SPECIALISTS OF IDAHO IDAHO FALLS ID
WALTER KNOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMMETT ID
APAC CENTERS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT WESTCHESTER IL
APAC CENTERS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT- CHICAGO IL
THOREK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CHICAGO IL
AMBULATORY CARE CENTER LLC EVANSVILLE IN
FORT WAYNE PHYSICAL MEDICINE FORT WAYNE IN
OSMC OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER ELKHART IN
SOUTH BEND CLINIC SOUTH BEND IN
UNION HOSPITAL– TERRE HAUTE IN
WELLSPRING COLUMBUS IN
BALTIMORE PAIN MANAGEMENT BALTIMORE MD
BERLIN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT BERLIN MD
BOX HILL SURGERY CENTER ABINGDON MD
GREENSPRING SURGERY CENTER BALTIMORE MD
HARFORD COUNTY ASC, LLC EDGEWOOD MD
PAIN MEDICINE SPECIALISTS TOWSON MD
SURGCENTER OF BEL AIR BEL AIR MD
MICHIGAN NEUROSURGICAL INST. GRAND BLANC MI
MICHIGAN PAIN SPECIALISTS BRIGHTON MI
NEUROMUSCULAR & REHABILITATION TRAVERSE CITY MI
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN SURGICAL HOSPITAL WARREN MI
MAPS-EDINA MEDICAL PAIN CLINIC MINNEAPOLIS MN
MAPS-MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN FRIDLEY MN
MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN SPECIALISTS* SHAKOPEE MN
MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN SPECIALISTS. MAPLE GROVE MN
MINNESOTA SURGERY CENTER EDINA MN
MINNESOTA SURGERY CENTER- MAPLE GROVE MN
HIGH POINT SURGERY HIGH POINT NC
NORTH CAROLINA ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC DURHAM NC
SURGERY CENTER OF WILSON WILSON NC
DR. O’CONNELL’S PAIN CARE CTR MERRIMACK NH
DR. O’CONNELL’S PAINCARE CENTERS, INC SOMERSWORTH NH
CENTRAL JERSEY ORTHOPEDICS SPECIALISTS PC SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ
EDISON SURGICAL CENTER EDISON NJ
IF PAIN ASSOCIATES / ISAIAH FLORENCE TEANECK NJ
PREMIER ORTHOPEDICS SURG. ASSOC., LLC VINELAND NJ
Comprehensive Pain Management SPARTA NJ
SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH CARE ELMER NJ
SOUTH JERSEY HEALTHCARE VINELAND NJ
SAHARA SURGERY CENTER LAS VEGAS NV
BUTANI, SUNIL H. PHYSICIAN PC MINEOLA NY
OBOSA MEDICAL SERVICES MOUNT VERNON NY
ROCHESTER BRAIN AND SPINE ROCHESTER NY
BKC PAIN SPECIALISTS,LLC MARION OH
CINCINNATI PAIN MANAGEMENT CINCINNATI OH
MARION PAIN CLINIC MARION OH
ORTHO-SPINE REHAB. CENTER, INC. DUBLIN OH
ALLEGHENY PAIN MANAGEMENT ALTOONA PA
SOUTH HILLS PAIN & REHAB ASSOC. JEFFERSON HILLS PA
NEW ENGLAND ANESTHESIOLOGY (NEA) WARWICK RI
OCEAN STATE PAIN MANAGEMENT WOONSOCKET RI
OCEAN STATE PAIN MANAGEMENT- EAST GREENWICH RI
INTERVENE MD MOUNT PLEASANT SC
PCA PAIN CARE CENTER- OAK RIDGE TN
SPECIALTY SURGERY CENTER CROSSVILLE TN
ST. THOMAS OUTPATIENT NEUROSURGIACL NASHVILLE TN
DALLAS BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT DALLAS TX
HARRIS METHODIST SOUTHLAKE CENTER SOUTHLAKE TX
INSIGHT IMAGING-ROANOKE ROANOKE VA
NEW RIVER VALLEY SURGERY CENTER CHRISTIANSBURG VA
PARS INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PARKERSBURG WV

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