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Fungal Meningitis

Fungal Meningitis Associated with Contaminated Epidural Injections

Medical Malpractice Injuries

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is investigating the outbreak of fungal meningitis across the country. This fungal meningitis is the result of a contaminated epidural steroid injection called methylprednisolone acetate which was produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), a pharmacy in Framington, Massachusetts. There have been well over 100 known cases in many states. Tragically there have also been many deaths. NECC has issued a recall of these injections, but it is expected that the outbreak of Fungal Meningitis will expand.

There were no shipments of the contaminated injections shipped to Kentucky, however, neighboring states (Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, West Virginia and Virginia) all have healthcare facilities that received the methylprednisolone acetate epidural steroid injections. The list of healthcare facilities receiving the contaminated injections is below.

CYPRESS SURGERY CENTER DBA559-740-4094VISALIACA
ENCINO OUTPATIENT SURGICENTER818-986-1037ENCINOCA
UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER707-463-7345UKIAHCA
UNIVERSAL PAIN MANAGEMENAT661-267-6876 x166PALMDALECA
INTERVENTIONAL SPINE AND SPORTS MED203-598-7246MIDDLEBURYCT
FLORIDA PAIN CLINIC352-237-5906OCALAFL
INTERVENTIONAL REHAB CENTER850-484-8800PENSACOLAFL
MARION PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER352-622-1845OCALAFL
NORTH COUNTY SURGICENTER561-626-6446PALM BEACH GARDENSFL
ORLANDO CENTER FOR OUTPATIENT SURGERY407-426-8331ORLANDOFL
PAIN CONSULTANTS OF WEST FLORIDA850-494-0000PENSACOLAFL
SURGERY CENTER OF OCALA352-237-5906OCALAFL
SURGICAL PARK CENTER305-271-9100 x226MIAMIFL
FORSYTH STREET AMBULATORY SURG. CTR.478-749-1610MACONGA
PAIN SPECIALISTS OF IDAHO208 522 7246IDAHO FALLSID
WALTER KNOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL208-365-3561 x3342EMMETTID
APAC CENTERS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT708-483-7007WESTCHESTERIL
APAC CENTERS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT773-935-2760CHICAGOIL
THOREK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL773-975-6734CHICAGOIL
AMBULATORY CARE CENTER LLC812-475-1800EVANSVILLEIN
FORT WAYNE PHYSICAL MEDICINE260-436-9337FORT WAYNEIL
OSMC OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER574-266-4173ELKHARTIN
SOUTH BEND CLINIC574-237-9372SOUTH BENDIN
UNION HOSPITAL812 238 4964TERRE HAUTEIN
WELLSPRING812-376-0700COLUMBUSIN
BALTIMORE PAIN MANAGEMENT410-682-5040BALTIMOREMD
BERLIN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT410-641-3759BERLINMD
BOX HILL SURGERY CENTER410-877-8141ABINGDONMD
GREENSPRING SURGERY CENTER410-653-0077BALTIMOREMD
HARFORD COUNTY ASC, LLC410-538-7000EDGEWOODMD
PAIN MEDICINE SPECIALISTS410-825-6945TOWSONMD
SURGCENTER OF BEL AIR410-638-5523BEL AIRMD
MICHIGAN NEUROSURGICAL INST.810-606-7112GRAND BLANCMI
MICHIGAN PAIN SPECIALISTS734-995-7246BRIGHTONMI
NEUROMUSCULAR & REHABILITATION231-935-0860TRAVERSE CITYMI
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN SURGICAL HOSPITAL586-427-1000WARRENMI
MAPS-EDINA MEDICAL PAIN CLINIC763-537-6000MINNEAPOLISMN
MAPS-MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN763-537-6000FRIDLEYMN
MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN SPECIALISTS*763-537-6000 x238SHAKOPEEMN
MEDICAL ADVANCED PAIN SPECIALISTS.763-537-6000TRAVERSE CITYMI
MINNESOTA SURGERY CENTER763-767-7139EDINAMN
MINNESOTA SURGERY CENTER-763-537-6000MAPLE GROVEMN
HIGH POINT SURGERY336-878-6048HIGH POINTNC
NORTH CAROLINA ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC919-403-5148DURHAMNC
SURGERY CENTER OF WILSON252-237-5649WILSONNC
DR. O'CONNELL'S PAIN CARE CTR603-335-5070MERRIMACKNH
DR. O'CONNELL'S PAINCARE CENTERS, INC603-692-3166SOMERSWORTHNH
CENTRAL JERSEY ORTHOPEDICS SPECIALISTS PC908-561-2122SOUTH PLAINFIELDNJ
EDISON SURGICAL CENTER732-452-0123EDISONNJ
IF PAIN ASSOCIATES / ISAIAH FLORENCE201-287-1100TEANECKNJ
PREMIER ORTHOPEDICS SURG. ASSOC., LLC856-690-1750VINELANDNJ
COMPREHENSIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT973-796-5216SPARTANJ
SOUTH JERSEY HEALTH CARE856-363-1558ELMERNJ
SOUTH JERSEY HEALTHCARE856-641-7557VINELANDNJ
SAHARA SURGERY CENTER702-362-7874LAS VEGASNV
BUTANI, SUNIL H. PHYSICIAN PC516-747-5042td>MINEOLANY
OBOSA MEDICAL SERVICES914-530-2323MOUNT VERNONNY
ROCHESTER BRAIN AND SPINE585-334-5560ROCHESTERNY
BKC PAIN SPECIALISTS,LLC740-387-7246MARIONOH
CINCINNATI PAIN MANAGEMENT513 891 0022CINCINNATIOH
MARION PAIN CLINIC740-375-0200MARIONOH
ORTHO-SPINE REHAB. CENTER, INC. DUBLINOH
ALLEGHENY PAIN MANAGEMENT814-940-2000ALTOONAPA
SOUTH HILLS PAIN & REHAB ASSOC.412-469-7722JEFFERSON HILLSPA
NEW ENGLAND ANESTHESIOLOGY (NEA)401-490-7530WARWICKRI
OCEAN STATE PAIN MANAGEMENT401-766-7700WOONSOCKETRI
OCEAN STATE PAIN MANAGEMENT-401 884 6070EAST GREENWICHRI
INTERVENE MD843-216-4844MOUNT PLEASANTSC
PCA PAIN CARE CENTER-865-835-5196OAK RIDGETN
SPECIALTY SURGERY CENTER931-484-2500 x125CROSSVILLETN
ST. THOMAS OUTPATIENT NEUROSURGIACL615-341-3425NASHVILLETN
DALLAS BACK PAIN MANAGEMENT214-445-5077DALLASTX
HARRIS METHODIST SOUTHLAKE CENTER817-748-8778SOUTHLAKETX
INSIGHT IMAGING-ROANOKE540-581-0882ROANOKEVA
NEW RIVER VALLEY SURGERY CENTER540-639-5888CHRISTIANSBURGVA
PARS INTERVENTIONAL PAIN304-865-7277PARKERSBURGWV

The contaminated shipments of steroid injections took place beginning on May 21, 2012. As of September 26, 2012 New England Compounding Center voluntarily recalled all of these injections. Doctors at these facilities have been contacting their patients who were potentially exposed to the contaminated epidural steroid injections. Symptoms of Fungal Meningitis may include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Stiff Neck
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Altered mental state

Fungal Meningitis is not contagious. It is spread from a fungus through the blood to the spinal canal. People most at risk are those with weakened immune systems, including AIDS and cancer patients. There are treatment options that include intravenous therapy. If you think you have received the spinal steroid injections from one of the treatment centers listed, contact a doctor immediately.

If you or a loved one has suffered fungal meningitis as the result of this contaminated epidural steroid injection, you may want to explore your legal rights as well. You are encouraged to contact Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC. Brett is a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer who can offer you guidance and answer your questions about the potential of pursuing a claim. Many patients who suffer serious health issues stemming from defective pharmaceuticals deserve to be compensated for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering (both physical and mental).


Victims of fungal meningitis can contact Brett via our contact form or call him at (502) 242-8877.


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