Woman sues hospital in NYC to force doctors to give her dying husband Ivermectin

There’s a rabbi in New York City who’s been on a ventilator for 11 days with COVID and the hospital doctors won’t give him Ivermectin even though his personal physician recommended it:

NY POST – The wife of a COVID-stricken man “on death’s doorstep” wants a judge to force a Manhattan hospital to give her husband Ivermectin — a derided treatment not approved by the Food and Drug Administration to combat the virus.

Erika Quintero-Sherry, 48, filed suit against Mount Sinai West claiming that despite her rabbi husband Benjamin Chernyavsky’s doctor recommending the drug, other doctors in the intensive care unit of the 10th Avenue hospital have refused, according to a suit filed Wednesday.

The 60-year-old father of five contracted the virus on Jan. 8 and is now on a ventilator in a medically induced coma. The suit claims he has less than a 20 percent chance of surviving.

“Once my husband went onto the ventilator, I felt like, what do we do now?” Quintero-Sherry told The Post. “Are we going to try something else or are we continuing with the same protocol that isn’t working and just keep him on oxygen?”

“Every day I go to the hospital and it’s just nerve wracking,” the wife said.

Chernyavsky’s treatment under the hospital’s health care protocol has included “steroids, antibiotics, high-flow oxygen and BiPAP,” the court papers say.

The FDA says Ivermectin is only approved to treat certain parasites in animals and humans — and only at “very specific dosages” for humans — as data shows it’s not effective against COVID-19, according to its website.

Doctors are taking a “wait and see” approach, the suit claims. But, Quintero-Sherry claims they have nothing to lose by treating her husband with the drug, the filing says.

“I cannot give up on him, even if the defendants have,” the court papers say. “There is no reason why the defendants cannot approve or authorize other forms of treatment so long as the benefits outweigh the risks.”

“Mr. Chernyavsky is on death’s doorstep; there is no further COVID-19 treatment protocol for defendants to administer to Mr. Chernyavsky; his family does not want to see him die, and they are doing everything they can to give him a chance,” the court documents claims.

I really don’t understand this, especially in light of Trump signing into law the ‘right-to-try’ legislation in 2020 that allows gravely ill patients to try experimental drugs that haven’t been approved by the FDA. Ivermectin is a drug approved by the FDA, and even though they have’t green lighted it for COVID, it’s still an FDA-approved drug and doctors should be willing to administer it as a last resort, as this rabbi’s wife wants them to do.

It makes no sense to my why they wouldn’t do it, unless they are allowing politics to prevent them from doing everything they can to save this man. And if that’s the case, they shouldn’t be doctors.

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