Ex-Michigan Governor, Flint Must Face Legionnaire’s Death Suit

March 30, 2020, 5:45 PM

Claims that former Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the city of Flint violated a woman’s constitutional right to bodily integrity in connection with her death from Legionnaire’s disease linked to that city’s water crisis can proceed, a Michigan federal court ruled.

Odie Brown died in January 2015 from Legionnaire’s disease after being allegedly exposed to Flint River water as a patient at either Hurley Medical Center or McLaren Regional Medical Hospital, according to the lawsuit brought by Brown’s daughter Cholyonda Brown. At least a dozen such deaths were linked to the water by public officials.

Snyder’s authorization of the ...

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