Husband of woman who sued for ivermectin treatment has died from Covid-19 – .

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Husband of woman who sued for ivermectin treatment has died from Covid-19 – .


Jeffrey Smith, the Covid-19 patient whose wife has taken legal action to treat him with ivermectin, a horse medicine, has died after a long battle with the virus.
According to several reports, Mr. Smith died in an intensive care unit on September 25. Mr Smith was diagnosed with Covid-19 on July 9 and was hospitalized six days later. In August, he was put on a ventilator.

As Mr. Smith’s condition worsened, his wife, Julie Smith, became increasingly desperate to save him. At one point, Ms Smith says she read press reports about the miraculous recovery of other Covid patients from the drug ivermectin.

Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug for animals such as horses and cows. Medical experts have repeatedly warned that this is not treatment for Covid-19, despite rumors to the contrary – and that it can be extremely dangerous to humans if not used exactly as prescribed.

But Ms Smith believed the drug could cure her husband and managed to get a prescription from a doctor in Centerville, Ohio. However, Mr Smith’s hospital, UC Health West Chester, refused to administer it.

Ms. Smith continued to the hospital. Initially, she obtained the injunction she was seeking, but a second judge later overturned it.

“Having considered all of the evidence presented in this case, there is no doubt that the medical and scientific communities do not support the use of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19,” Judge Michael Oster wrote on 6 September.

The judge added that he understood the emotional nature of the case.

“It is impossible not to feel sympathy for the plaintiff in this case,” Oster J. wrote. “The complainant wants her husband to be better. “

An obituary for Mr Smith says he was an engineer at Verizon Wireless and a father of three. He is survived by his wife, Julie; her three children, Abigail, Ethan and Isabella; her parents, Betty and Richard; and many other family members.

In a GoFundMe, Mr Smith’s family appeared to blame UC Health West Chester for his death.

“Sadly, after a long, fierce battle, Jeff died of complications, due to his hospital care,” the family wrote.

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