Fungal Meningitis Case in Florida


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Fungal Meningitis Cases in Florida

The outbreak of fungal meningitis, allegedly linked to The New England Compounding Center, (NECC), is a story of both National and local importance. As noted in our prior post, here, the outbreak is being closely watched across the continental United States.

Locally, in South Florida, it continues to draw attention along with growing concern over a number of pain clinics reportedly having received tainted products from NECC. Specifically, The Sun-Sentinel reports that 260 facilities across Florida received some kind of medications from NECC, with 83 in South Florida. Reportedly, the breakdown is as follows:

  • 38 in Palm Beach County
  • 16 in Broward County
  • 29 in Miami-Dade County

Florida’s Surgeon General & Secretary of Health is quoted as noteing that 78 of the 260 received injectable steroids, but only 8 received contaminated lots, with 2 never using the product.

The Sun-Sentinel included the following clinics in their list of South Florida clinics that received NECC products at issue:

  • Advanced Pain Medicine & Rehab in Delray Beach, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Memorial Same Day Surgery Center – West in Pembroke Pines, FL

As of this time, not “fungal meningitis” cases had been identified in South Florida. Any person experiencing symptoms or concerns should contact their physician and seek out medical care or treatment.

Our office is actively investigating cases of fungal meningitis associated with the recall of methlypredisolone acetate linked to NECC. If you or a loved one are concerned, or have a confirmed diagnosis, you may contact us using the form below.

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