HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man whose wife's death was linked to meningitis from contaminated steroids says it should be a "wake-up call" that such mistakes shouldn't happen in the U.S.
George Cary spoke to reporters Tuesday outside his Howell-area home after a memorial service for 67-year-old Lilian Carey. She died Sept. 30 after failing to recover from a stroke, one of two Michigan women whose deaths are related to fungal meningitis.
Lilian was diagnosed with meningitis after getting injections for back pain at a clinic in Brighton, northwest of Detroit. Her husband received similar injections from possibly tainted steroids and is awaiting test results.
He says his health is good but he's worried. Cary says his wife's death was preventable. He describes Lilian as a "little Brit" who had "attitude" and "spunk."