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California Lawsuits Claim Hospitals Killed COVID Patients with Remdesivir and “Death Protocols”

The landmark cases brought against three Fresno area hospitals allege that medical providers – driven by financial incentives – knowingly implemented treatment protocols that led to the deaths of patients.

Attorneys Michael Hamilton (left) and Dan Watkins (right) at an event for victims and their families in Fresno, CA.

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — In September, three lawsuits were filed against Fresno, California health providers Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and St. Agnes Medical Center. The plaintiffs – relatives of the deceased – allege that the hospitals intentionally killed 14 people by treating them with the drug Remdesivir and by implementing criminal treatment protocols.

“We have filed lawsuits against three hospitals who have murdered 14 people using a Remdesivir protocol,” attorney Michael Hamilton of Kentucky-based law firm Hamilton & Associates told local newspaper GV Wire.


In the lawsuit against Clovis Community Medical Center, the plaintiffs quote a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“Remdesivir is a dangerous, experimental drug. During a randomized controlled study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Remdesivir was pulled from Ebola Controlled Trials because of the high death rates. In this study 53% of the people Who received Remdesivir died. The study was funded and/or supported by the NAIAD, the NIH, the WHO, the DHHS, the DARPA arm of the DOD, and of course Gilead Sciences,” the lawsuit states.


The lawsuit also includes a chilling account of the so-called “COVID protocols” that it alleges hospitals all over the country have been using, leading to the death of patients.

In the interest of public information, The Florida Standard has decided to report this statement by the plaintiffs in its entirety below:

“The following protocol is being used by Defendants and in hospitals all over the country with minor variations. A patient comes to the hospital often for a problem unrelated to COVID-19. They are told they have COVID-19 or ‘COVID pneumonia’. They are immediately separated from their loved ones, and usually declared to be in ICU, even though they are often just placed in a room. They are told that the deadly Remdesivir is the only available and safe treatment. They are usually told that if they leave the Hospital against “medical advice” they will void their insurance. They are placed on a BiPap machine at a high rate, making it difficult for them to breathe. Their hands are often tied down so they can’t take the BiPap machine off their face. After their hands are tied down, and sometimes before, a psychiatrist comes to the room and determines that they are ‘agitated’. This results in the protocol patient being placed on morphine or something similar. Sedating the patient makes it more difficult for them to communicate and more difficult for them to fight the effects of Remdesivir especially as it relates to their ability to breathe against the side effects and against the BiPap machine. Their phone and the signaling instrument for the nurses are typically placed beyond their reach. They are placed on Remdesivir, to the exclusion of Ivermectin (a very safe and truly effective alternative, discussed below), and often things like Benadryl and Tylenol are administered to further dry out their lungs and overload their kidneys. They are denied food and water. They are often intubated after a short period of time on the BiPap machine. They are often placed on other drugs that are contraindicated for use with Remdesivir. It takes a ‘protocol patient’ about nine days to die on average. Defendants implemented these protocols resulting in the deaths of each of the decedents.”


Danette Gillingham of Prather, California, alleges that she lost her mother Judith Kneeland, 74, on September 16, 2021, to the COVID protocols and Remdesivir. She told GV Wire that in July of 2021, her family contracted COVID-19 and worried about her mother’s dehydration and oxygen levels. They took Ms. Kneeland to Clovis Community Hospital.

According to Gillingham, the family was prevented from entering the hospital with Ms. Kneeland, who was given an IV and put on oxygen.

“Without consent, (the hospital) began to put her on all of the other medicines, the Remdesivir and steroids and all kinds of other things,” Gillingham said.

As a result, Ms. Kneeland’s organs started failing, and the medical staff at Clovis “bullied” her mother to be put on a ventilator and “comfort care,” Gillingham explained.

“My mother was killed by Remdesivir at Clovis Community Hospital,” she stated to GV Wire.


California physician Jeffrey Barke, who has been outspoken against COVID-19 mandates and treatment protocols, is familiar with the lawsuits and Remdesivir.

“Remdesivir is a toxic chemical that should never have been approved,” Dr. Barke tells The Florida Standard. “It offers little if any benefit and causes both liver and kidney damage. Dr. Fauci should be held accountable, as well as hospitals that pushed this drug over patient care.”

According to the California lawsuits, medical providers were bribed to kill patients by state and federal incentives.

“They administered this care and did all this stuff for financial incentives provided to them by the State and others. They withheld effective means of treatment to run Remdesivir as the only solution because of the financial incentives provided to them,” attorney Dan Watkins of Orange County, California law firm Watkins & Latofsky said at an event held in support of the victims and their families.

The lawsuits are going back to court in January. They are financed and supported by the Arizona-based nonprofit organization Truth for Health Foundation.