A woman in Cincinnati, Ohio whose husband has been put into a medically induced coma due to Covid-19 won a lawsuit last week, forcing hospital staff to treat her husband with ivermectin.
51-year-old Jeffrey Smith tested positive for Covid-19 on July 9th and was admitted to the ICU on July 15th.
In the hospital, Smith was treated with the only FDA approved drug for Covid-19, remdesivir, as well as plasma and steroids.
Jeffrey’s health declined and on August 1st hospital staff sedated him and put him on a ventilator.
According to court documents, Smith was put in a medically induced coma on August 20th and three days later doctors found a secondary infection.
The secondary infection was allegedly caused by hospital staff forgetting to refill Smith’s sedation drug, allowing him to wake up while on a ventilator, “rip the air tube out of his esophagus, disturb and/or break the feeding tube, which caused food particles and toxins to escape into his lungs; this caused him to aspirate.”
Initially, Smith’s doctor Fred Wagshul wrote a prescription for ivermectin to treat his patient, but the hospital refused to comply.
As Gizmodo reports, Dr. Wagshul is a Dayton, Ohio-area pulmonologist who is listed as a founder of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCA).
FLCCA is a group that supports ivermectin as both a preventative and therapeutic for covid-19.
Smith’s wife Judy said doctors gave Jeffrey a less than 30% chance of survival and that he “is on death’s doorstep.”
The same day that Jeffrey’s secondary infection was found, August 23rd, Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Gregory Howard ruled that the West Chester Hospital in Cincinnati had to treat him with ivermectin.
Dr. Wagshul told Cincinnati newspaper The Enquirer the American government’s coverup of the benefits of ivermectin for Covid patients is equivalent to “genocide.”
“If we were a country looking at another country allowing those (COVID-19) deaths daily … we would have been screaming, ‘Genocide!’” he declared.
A local Cincinnati news report on the Smith story attacked ivermectin as a “livestock de-wormer” that is “likely to do more harm than good.”….