The following is an excerpt from an article that was published by Alpha News.
Profiting from the pandemic?
Medical Justice MN is a group focused on “Preventing Pandemic Protocol Profiteering.”
Andy Barnhart, a Minnesota-based paramedic and attorney, helps lead the group and has heard from families across the state with similar stories.
“If you look at remdesivir, it is the only emergency-use authorized antiviral for COVID. It’s being administered to the exclusion of others,” Barnhart said. “There is documentation out there that these hospitals are getting compensation for each higher level of care on that protocol — remdesivir, ICU, ventilator and even death.”
“There is really a one-track protocol that a lot of these patients have been put on and there’s a financial incentive for hospitals to use those protocols to the exclusion of all others,” Barnhart added.
In the case of Nicole Riggs’ father, the final bill for his 16-day hospital stay in Minneapolis totaled $1.2 million.
Andy Barnhart talks with Alpha News reporter Liz Collin. (Alpha News)
Meanwhile, a wrongful death lawsuit against a California hospital spells out a reimbursement of hundreds of thousands of dollars for a similar stay following the same protocol.
“When I see that, I don’t love the idea of spending my time involved in this terrible tragedy, but I can’t just turn my back to this. I’m a lawyer. I guess I know why I’m a lawyer now and I need to be available to whatever degree I can because what’s happening is wrong,” Barnhart said.
“You can look at these lawsuits that have been filed and you can read the allegations that have been made. If it’s a conspiracy, why are these hospitals moving to dismiss based on immunity rather than allowing these cases through the court system where discovery can be had and where people can ask these questions that have to be answered under oath?” Barnhart said.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant. In my experience, if people are trying to gaslight anything you say and just dismiss it, there might be something there because if they know there’s not, why wouldn’t they let it get a full disclosure to the inquiries? That’s what we’re trying to do,” he added.
A national coalition known as the Former Feds Group Freedom Foundation has documented hundreds of cases calling COVID care into question.
“We don’t know if these hospitals will be held accountable. There is a lot of immunity that these hospitals have, but we can expose these dark deeds. We can do that through the courts and we can still at least bring to light what happened,” Barnhart said.