2017-08-28T13:45:22+00:00Pritzker Hageman, P.A.
45 S 7th St, #2950
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
U.S.A
+1.612.338.0202

Tests at CDC and FDA laboratories have found fungus, Exserohilum rostratum, in unopened vials of two lots of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) compounded and distributed by New England Compounding Center (NECC).

“This ‘smoking gun’ evidence solidly links NECC methylprednisolone acetate to hundreds of cases of fungal meningitis,” said Attorney Fred Pritzker, who is representing over 40 patients. “I and my law firm’s Bad Bug Law Team have filed one lawsuit and are preparing others. We are pursuing compensation for patients from NECC and others.”

Fred is urging patients and their families to contact him for a free consultation regarding an NECC meningitis lawsuit as soon as possible. He anticipates that NECC will file for bankruptcy in the near future, and that there will be limited funds from NECC and its insurance company for patients harmed by NECC drugs (meningitis, stroke, epidural abcess and pain from spinal tap needed to test for meningitis) and the families of patients who died of fungal meningitis or stroke. Other companies, and possibly the State of Massachusetts, may also be liable, but even so, there may be a limited pool of funds available for compensation.

The predominant fungus identified in fungal meningitis patients and confirmed in the CDC laboratory continues to be Exserohilum rostratum; however, Aspergillus fumigatus has also cased NECC fungal meningitis. One of Fred’s clients has Aspergillus meningitis and has been hospitalized for weeks.  She was featured in an article in The Guardian.

The two lots of NECC methylprednisolone acetate (preservative free) that tested positive for Exserohilum rostratum are the following:

These medications were used for other types of injections, including injections into the joint (knee, ankle, elbow, etc.) that caused septic arthritis and other complications.  NECC recalled 3 lots of MPA (PF), including the two above, on September 26, 2012.

Clinics That Received Recalled NECC Methylprednisolone Acetate

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 MANAGEMENT-773-935-2760CHICAGOIL
THOREK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL773 975-6734CHICAGOIL
AMBULATORY CARE CENTER LLC812 475 1800EVANSVILLEIN
FORT WAYNE PHYSICAL MEDICINE260-436-9337FORT WAYNEIN
OSMC OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER574-266-4173ELKHARTIN
SOUTH BEND CLINIC574-237-9372SOUTH BENDIN
UNION HOSPITAL–812 238 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 6000MAPLE GROVEMN
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 5042MINEOLANY
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 MANAGEMENT814-940-2000 X 500ALTOONAPA
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 3433NASHVILLETN
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