Howell Man Says He Doesn’t Have Illness That Killed His Wife

HOWELL, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – A Livingston County man whose wife died in the nationwide meningitis outbreak says he doesn’t have the illness that killed his wife.

George Cary of Howell received pain injections and was treated at the same Brighton-area clinic as his wife, Lilian Cary, who died on September 30. Cary says the spinal tap he had to test for fungal meningitis came back negative.

Fungal meningitis has been traced to contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy and sent to clinics across the country.

Separately, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of any Michigan resident who may have been exposed to tainted steroids from New England Compounding Pharmacy.

Four Michigan facilities received shipments of the contaminated steroids:

Michigan Neurosurgical Institutes in Grand Blanc
Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton
Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation in Traverse City
Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren

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