Judge Rejects Husband’s Plea For Ivermectin For Critically Ill Wife

The FDA says current data does not show Ivermectin to be effective against COVID-19
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A Florida judge, deeming that it was inappropriate for him to be determining the level of dosage of Ivermectin for a critically ill woman, rejected for the second time in three days a petition from the woman’s husband requesting that the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center administer Ivermectin.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge James Nutt requested that Ryan Drock and the hospital try to resolve the dispute themselves, arguing, “The parties are directed to confer and, if possible, agree how this matter can expeditiously proceed to final resolution,” The Palm Beach Post reported, adding, “If the correct legal papers are ‘squared away,’ Nutt said he would be willing to hold a hearing to explore why Drock, who is in the intensive-care unit tethered to oxygen, might benefit from ivermectin.”

According to the FDA, current data does not show Ivermectin to be effective against COVID-19.

The Daily Beast reported:

Though Nutt suggested he would consider a request for a temporary injunction “given the gravity and urgency of the case,” he hinted that it could also be unsuccessful in court. “It is not a right to substitute one’s judgment as to which treatments must [be] made available by others,” said the judge. “There is no right, constitutional or otherwise, of a patient to substitute one’s judgment for a medical professional.”

Nutt said at the hearing last Friday, “So every drug combination cocktail or procedure that is debated as to its efficacy … the hospital is going to be taken to court? It’s problematic where this is going.”

Drock’s attorney Jake Huxtable had said, “This woman is sitting on her deathbed. She flatlined a couple of days ago and they revived her. But the hospital is out of options.”

“Huxtable tried to persuade Nutt to hold the hospital to its previous promise to administer the drug. While an agreement was hashed out, Huxtable said it fell apart when a dispute arose over the dosage Drock would receive,” The Palm Beach Post reported on Friday.

Last month, Circuit Judge Bruce Anderson ordered a Jacksonville hospital to administer Ivermectin to a patient, saying that not using it could cause “irreparable harm” to the patient after the patient’s husband requested it, The Palm Beach Post noted.

The Daily Wire reported on October 6:

A 75-year-old New York man died last weekend after a hospital refused to give him the drug Ivermectin in a last-ditch effort to save his life, despite an order from a judge, an exclusive report from News10NBC’s Jennifer Lewke revealed.

Although Jeremy L. Carter was vaccinated against COVID-19, he still caught the virus at the end of August, Lewke detailed. He became sick enough to be hospitalized at Rochester General Hospital and continued to deteriorate to the point where he was placed on a ventilator.

After consulting with Carter’s primary care doctor, Carter and his daughter Jill Alvarado wanted to try Ivermectin. Although the drug is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat COVID-19, and the FDA has explicitly warned against using it, some doctors have prescribed Ivermectin for COVID-19 patients.

However, the hospital refused to administer the drug to Carter, even though the family said they would gladly sign away any right to file a malpractice lawsuit.

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