According to The Desert Review, a New York lawyer, Ralph Lorigo, has successfully won three court cases forcing hospitals to administer ivermectin to patients that were in ICUs, and on ventilators because of COVID.
The popular anti-parasite drug has been approved for human use since the mid 1990s.
When relatives asked doctors, at three separate New York hospitals, to administer ivermectin, they refused even though in at least one instance, a family doctor had provided a valid prescription.
In all three case, New York State Supreme Court Justices sided with the relatives and forced the doctors to administer ivermectin and in all three instances, the patients reported a remarkable turnaround.
This included 81-year-old John Swanson who was off his ventilator after one dose of ivermectin.
In the case of Judith Smentkiewicz, 80, The Desert Review writes that her relatives were forced to go to court when the hospital would not provide a fourth dose, after she had shown a remarkable improvement after three doses of the drug:
“Attorney Lorigo and his associate Jon F. Minear reported, ‘This lady was on a ventilator, literally on her deathbed, before she was given this drug. As far as we’re concerned, the judge’s order saved this woman’s life.'”
After hearing about Smentkiewicz’s apparent recovery, the family of Sue Dickinson, 65, were also forced to contact Lorigo after their hospital refused to prescribe ivermectin.
The Desert Review adds:
“Ivermectin is widely used by physicians, as there are now 51 studies from around the world, with 50 showing clear benefit and one showing neutral. However, the lone study showing a neutral effect was roundly criticized as flawed in an open letter signed by a group of 120 physicians.“
Merck has recently developed an anti-viral drug called Molnupiravir to fight COVID. It is still waiting approval.
In the following video, Dr. John Campbell explains a study comparing Ivermectin with Molnupiravir. I found it to be an informative discussion:
WARNING UPDATE: Though several studies suggest Ivermectin may be an effective treatment for COVID, there is increasing evidence that people are self-medicating with the drug, overdosing and poisoning themselves. This is a drug, and it should not be taken without a doctor’s prescription. READ: Kansas medical experts warn against rising self-use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 AND CDC warns of increased Ivermectin overdoses