Families of 2018 Camp Fire Victims Share Their Grief at PG&E Criminal Hearing

Recounting the final terror-filled moments of their loved ones’ lives, family members of those killed in the 2018 Camp Fire testified Wednesday that a maximum $3.5 million fine for 84 deaths caused by Pacific Gas and Electric’s faulty equipment doesn’t come close to resembling justice.

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Opioid Overdoses

A former anesthesiologist was properly convicted of manslaughter for prescribing opioids to two patients who overdosed on the drugs, a New York appeals court ruled. Other patients and their families testified that his pain management clinic was essentially a “pill mill” where he excessively prescribed addictive drugs and ignored patients’ abuse of the meds. 

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Religious Beliefs

A father was properly convicted of manslaughter for the death of his 12-year-old daughter, an Oregon appeals court ruled. The man and his wife did not seek medical care for their child, who died of ketoacidosis. The lower court properly introduced evidence the man avoided traditional medical care due to his religious beliefs and “looked to God to heal the body.”

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