Hearing To Begin For MI Chief Medical Executive In Legionnaires’ Outbreak Case

A hearing for the state’s chief medical executive, tied to the Flint water crisis, is set to begin Monday.

Dr. Eden Wells is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to an investigator.

It’s in connection to the deadly Legionnaires‘ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis.

Some experts blame the outbreak on the city’s use of the Flint River for water and claim some officials knew about it long before they alerted the public.

Five other state officials are also facing manslaughter charges, including Michigan’s Health Director Nick Lyon.

Now a judge must decide whether to send Dr. Wells to trial.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we bring you the latest details on this hearing.