This photo provided Oct. 9, 2012, by the Minnesota Department of Health shows shows vials of the injectable steroid product made by New England Compounding Center implicated in a fungal meningitis outbreak that were being shipped to the CDC from Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Health)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The widow of a longtime southern Kentucky judge who died after receiving tainted steroid injections this year is giving her story to Congress.
Joyce Lovelace is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House committee looking at how an outbreak of meningitis linked to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy could have been prevented.
In a draft of her testimony, she tells of life for more than 50 years with 78-year-old Eddie C. Lovelace, who was a circuit judge until he died Sept. 17 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She asks representatives to find out how distribution of the product became so widespread.
A lawyer for the Lovelace family has said the judge received the injections in July and August at Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in Nashville.