Fungal Meningitis Alert - Contaminated Steroid Injections

October 10, 2012 | Category: Meningitis Outbreak | Share

                                                                                

Alert - Contaminated Depo-Medrol

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia reported late last week that an injectable  steroid, methylprednisolone acetate,  used by doctors treating back and neck pain had caused people to die of a rare non-contagious fungal meningitis.  Currently 12 people have died, but the CDC reported that as many as 13,000 could be at risk of infection.                                                                         

The news media is continually reporting on this outbreak based upon information they are receiving from the CDC.                                                                      

The latest information from the CDC is as follows:

Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, as of October 10, 2012 

CDC Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections as of 10-10-12

 

The injectable steroid which contained no preservatives was shipped from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, MA to 76 facilities, listed below,  in 23 states. 

List of Healthcare Facilities which Received Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) Recalled from New England Compounding Center on September 26, 2012  (Source: CDC)

 

CYPRESS SURGERY CENTER DBA 559 740 4094 VISALIA CA
ENCINO OUTPATIENT SURGICENTER 818-986-1037 ENCINO  CA
UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER 707 463 7345 UKIAH CA
UNIVERSAL PAIN MANAGEMENAT 661-267-6876 x166 PALMDALE CA
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE AND SPORTS MED 203 598 7246 MIDDLEBURY CT
FLORIDA PAIN CLINIC 352-237-5906 OCALA FL
INTERVENTIONAL REHAB CENTER 850 484 8800 PENSACOLA FL
MARION PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER 352 622 1845 OCALA FL
NORTH COUNTY SURGICENTER 561 626 6446 PALM BEACH GARDENS FL
ORLANDO CENTER FOR OUTPATIENT SURGERY 407-426-8331 ORLANDO FL
PAIN CONSULTANTS OF WEST FLORIDA 850 494 0000 PENSACOLA FL
SURGERY CENTER OF OCALA 352-237-5906 OCALA FL
SURGICAL PARK CENTER 305-271-9100 x226 MIAMI FL
FORSYTH STREET AMBULATORY SURG. CTR. 478-749-1610 MACON GA
PAIN SPECIALISTS OF IDAHO 208 522 7246 IDAHO FALLS ID
WALTER KNOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 208-365-3561 x3342 EMMETT ID
APAC CENTERS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT 708-483-7007 WESTCHESTER IL
APAC CENTERS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT- 773-935-2760 CHICAGO IL
THOREK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 773 975-6734 CHICAGO IL
AMBULATORY CARE CENTER LLC 812 475 1800 EVANSVILLE IN
FORT WAYNE PHYSICAL MEDICINE 260-436-9337 FORT WAYNE IN
OSMC OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER 574-266-4173 ELKHART IN
SOUTH BEND CLINIC 574-237-9372 SOUTH BEND IN
UNION HOSPITAL-- 812 238 4964 TERRE HAUTE IN
WELLSPRING 812-376-0700 COLUMBUS IN
BALTIMORE PAIN MANAGEMENT 410 682-5040 BALTIMORE MD
BERLIN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT 410 641 3759 BERLIN MD
BOX HILL SURGERY CENTER 410 877 8141 ABINGDON MD
GREENSPRING SURGERY CENTER 410 653 0077 BALTIMORE MD
HARFORD COUNTY ASC, LLC 410 538 7000 EDGEWOOD MD
PAIN MEDICINE SPECIALISTS 410 825 6945 TOWSON MD
SURGCENTER OF BEL AIR 410 638 5523 BEL AIR MD
MICHIGAN NEUROSURGICAL INST. 810 606 7112 GRAND BLANC MI
MICHIGAN PAIN SPECIALISTS 734 995 7246 BRIGHTON MI
NEUROMUSCULAR & REHABILITATION 231 935 0860 TRAVERSE CITY MI
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN SURGICAL HOSPITAL 586-427-1000 WARREN MI
MAPS-EDINA MEDICAL PAIN CLINIC 763 537 6000 MINNEAPOLIS MN
MAPS-MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN 763 537 6000 FRIDLEY MN
MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN SPECIALISTS* 763-537-6000 x238 SHAKOPEE MN
MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN SPECIALISTS. 763 537 6000 MAPLE GROVE MN
MINNESOTA SURGERY CENTER 763-767-7139 EDINA MN
MINNESOTA SURGERY CENTER- 763 537 6000 MAPLE GROVE MN
HIGH POINT SURGERY 336 878 6048 HIGH POINT NC
NORTH CAROLINA ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC 919 403 5148 DURHAM NC
SURGERY CENTER OF WILSON 252-237-5649 WILSON NC
DR. O'CONNELL'S PAIN CARE CTR 603-335-5070 MERRIMACK NH
DR. O'CONNELL'S PAINCARE CENTERS, INC 603 692 3166 SOMERSWORTH NH
CENTRAL JERSEY ORTHOPEDICS SPECIALISTS PC 908 561 2122 SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ
EDISON SURGICAL CENTER 732 452 0123 EDISON NJ
IF PAIN ASSOCIATES / ISAIAH FLORENCE 201 287 1100 TEANECK NJ
PREMIER ORTHOPEDICS SURG. ASSOC., LLC 856 690 1750 VINELAND NJ
Comprehensive Pain Management 973 796 5216 SPARTA NJ
SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH CARE 856 363 1558 ELMER NJ
SOUTH JERSEY HEALTHCARE 856-641-7557 VINELAND NJ
SAHARA SURGERY CENTER 702-362-7874 LAS VEGAS NV
BUTANI, SUNIL H. PHYSICIAN PC 516 747 5042 MINEOLA NY
OBOSA MEDICAL SERVICES 914-530-2323 MOUNT VERNON NY
ROCHESTER BRAIN AND SPINE 585 334 5560 ROCHESTER NY
BKC PAIN SPECIALISTS,LLC 740-387-7246 MARION OH
CINCINNATI PAIN MANAGEMENT 513 891 0022 CINCINNATI OH
MARION PAIN CLINIC 740-375-0200 MARION OH
ORTHO-SPINE REHAB. CENTER, INC.   DUBLIN OH
ALLEGHENY PAIN MANAGEMENT 814-940-2000 ALTOONA PA
SOUTH HILLS PAIN & REHAB ASSOC. 412 469 7722 JEFFERSON HILLS PA
NEW ENGLAND ANESTHESIOLOGY (NEA) 401-490-7530 WARWICK RI
OCEAN STATE PAIN MANAGEMENT 401 766 7700 WOONSOCKET RI
OCEAN STATE PAIN MANAGEMENT- 401 884 6070 EAST GREENWICH RI
INTERVENE MD 843-216-4844 MOUNT PLEASANT SC
PCA PAIN CARE CENTER- 865 835 5196 OAK RIDGE TN
SPECIALTY SURGERY CENTER 931-484-2500 x125 CROSSVILLE TN
ST. THOMAS OUTPATIENT NEUROSURGIACL 615 341 3425 NASHVILLE TN
DALLAS BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT 214 445 5077 DALLAS TX
HARRIS METHODIST SOUTHLAKE CENTER 817 748 8778 SOUTHLAKE TX
INSIGHT IMAGING-ROANOKE 540 581 0882 ROANOKE VA
NEW RIVER VALLEY SURGERY CENTER 540 639 5888 CHRISTIANSBURG VA
PARS INTERVENTIONAL PAIN 304 865 7277 PARKERSBURG WV


  

Who's at risk?

Patients who received potentially contaminated steroid injections in their necks and/or backs, at any of the above facilities, may have reason to be concerned. 

"If you received an injection at one of these facilities between May 21, 2012 and September 25, 2012 (the recall date)  and are experiencing the meningitis symptoms which according to the CDC include fever, headache, stiff neck and a sensitivity to bright lights, contact your doctor immediately," recommends  Product Liability Attorney Randall Spivey, of  Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. 

 

If you, a loved one or someone you know  has received this steroid injection,  contact Attorney Randall Spivey to discuss your legal rights.  He has a proven track record of handling product liability issues as evidenced by his many favorable settlements and verdicts.

Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.,  toll free at 1.888.477.4839 or  email  Randall@SpiveyLaw.com.  Visit www.SpiveyLaw.com for more information. 

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