You would think hospital staff would exhaust any available options if it meant saving a life but that apparently is not the case at Rochester General Hospital in New York. Where 75-year-old Jeremy L. Carter died after doctors refused to treat him with the controversial drug Ivermectin. Despite him having a court order from the judge requesting the treatment.
Carter’s doctors had exhausted all efforts and standard treatments so his daughter petitioned the courts for her father to receive the drug. Carter was a breakthrough case, meaning he had previously been vaccinated but contracted Covid in August.
Rochester General Hospital refused. Rochester Regional Health filed an appeal on Saturday, and a hearing was scheduled for Monday, Lewke’s report said.
Carter died on Sunday.
Attorney Ralph Lorigo, who sued Rochester Regional Health on behalf of Carter, told Lewke he’s filed dozens of lawsuits against health systems in western New York alone over the past few months.
“Every case I have is a person in a hospital dying,” he said, “what is the harm if a hospital is done with its protocol?”
Lorigo has already filed three suits against Rochester Regional Health to get them to administer Ivermectin, including Carter’s suit.
“Each of those times we were successful and those people went home. In this situation we sued, we got a court order and the hospital refused to administer the Ivermectin,” the attorney explained.
On Sept. 20, after exhausting all COVID-19 treatments, Carter was transferred to ICU and placed on a ventilator. Carter’s daughter, Jill Alvarado started researching other alternative treatments. She found the drug Ivermectin, which is typically used to treat certain infections caused by parasitic worms, head lice, and skin conditions.