The Ohio judge denies a woman’s request to West Chester Hospital to treat a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin

A Butler County judge has denied a restraining order that would have directed West Chester Hospital to treat a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin despite warnings from the CDC. Butler County Judge Michael Oster issued the verdict Monday, saying that while it was impossible not to show compassion for the patient and his family, the court made the decision in accordance with Ohio law. The case made headlines across the country. The wife of a COVID-19 patient wants her husband to be treated with ivermectin, despite a warning from the CDC. Jeffrey Smith, 51, of Fairfield Township, is in the intensive care unit at West Chester Hospital at the University of Cincinnati COVID-19 on July 9th. He was hospitalized six days later and has been on a ventilator for over 30 days. His wife, Julie Smith, wanted him to be treated with the controversial drug. Ivermectin is used primarily in the United States to treat or prevent parasites in animals. It has also been used to treat people, FDA approved, to treat people with intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, two conditions caused by parasitic worms.It is not an antiviral drug and could be dangerous if not used properly. The hospital’s doctors refused to give Jeffrey Smith the drug. Last month, Julie Smith received a temporary injunction from Butler County Common Pleas Judge Gregory Howard. He ordered the doctors to administer the drug, but the order only lasted 14 days. Last week Julie Smith and lawyers from UC West Chester returned to court to discuss the case again – this time in front of Judge Oster. Julie Smith said despite her husband being treated with remdesivir, steroids, and plasma, his condition continued to deteriorate. She said she read articles on other cases where COVID-19 patients reportedly improved after being given ivermectin, “said Julie Smith. The Smiths received a prescription for ivermectin from Dr. Fred Wagshul, a pulmonologist from Centerville. Wagshul said in a courtroom Thursday that he knew little about the patient at the time he was writing a prescription for ivermectin, but even after receiving the prescription, the doctors refused and UC West Chester to treat Jeffrey Smith with ivermectin. They didn’t do so until after a court order, but since it was a restraining order, the case was retried in court. “Though the case at the Bar is emotional is, the following decision will be based strictly on the legal standards of an interim injunction “, it says in the judgment.” As such, the öff public order does not favor the issuance of the injunction through clear and convincing evidence. ”In his ruling, Osterer stated that while the court sympathized with the Smiths,“ public order should not and should not support allowing a doctor to do it to try “any” way of treating people. Rather, public policy supports the safe and effective development of drugs and medical practices. A clinical study would be one such method of a development process. However, a clinical study is not up for discussion. Oster went on to say that no studies show that ivermectin should be recommended for a COVID-19 patient, and based on current knowledge, the drug is not an effective treatment. Oster said that even Wagshul couldn’t tell Smith of one Oster said Smith could be safely moved to a hospital where Wagshul has privileges if continued use of ivermectin is desired to develop treatments, drugs, and other therapies. We do not believe hospitals or clinicians instructed Administer drugs and / or therapies, especially unproven drugs and / or therapies, against medical advice. We appreciate the judge’s careful consideration and legal proceedings on this matter. While this news is positive for respect for science and the expertise of healthcare professionals, but changes n considering the fact that there are many people in our communities who suffer from COVID-19. We ask all members of the community to do what we know works: wear a mask, get fully vaccinated and use social distancing whenever possible, ctin seems to be working on Jeffrey Smith. “For the past three days His vent setting was down. Before ivermectin, his vent setting was 100%. His vent setting is now 50%, ”said Ralph Lorigo, Smiths attorney. Hospital lawyers claim there has been no significant improvement since treatment began.

A Butler County judge has denied a restraining order that would have directed West Chester Hospital to treat a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin despite warnings from the CDC.

Butler County Judge Michael Oster issued the verdict on Monday, saying that while it was impossible not to have compassion for the patient and his family, the court made the decision in accordance with Ohio law.

The case made headlines nationwide. The wife of a COVID-19 patient wants her husband to be treated with ivermectin despite a warning from the CDC.

Jeffrey Smith, 51, of Fairfield Township, is in the intensive care unit at West Chester Hospital at the University of Cincinnati.

On July 9, Smith was diagnosed with COVID-19. He was hospitalized six days later and has been on a ventilator for over 30 days.

His wife, Julie Smith, wanted him to be treated with the controversial drug.

Ivermectin is used primarily in the United States to treat or prevent parasites in animals. It has also been used to treat people FDA approved to treat people with intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, two conditions caused by parasitic worms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned against using ivermectin to treat COVID-19 because it is not an antiviral drug and could be dangerous if used improperly.

The hospital’s doctors refused to give Jeffrey Smith the drug.

Last month Julie Smith received an injunction from Gregory Howard, the Butler County’s Common Pleas judge. He ordered the doctors to administer the drug, but the order only lasted 14 days.

Last week, Julie Smith and UC West Chester attorneys returned to court to retry the case – this time before Judge Oster.

Julie Smith said despite her husband being treated with remdesivir, steroids, and plasma, his condition continued to deteriorate. She said she had read articles on other cases where COVID-19 patients were reported to have improved after being given ivermectin.

“It just gave me hope that there was something to try, that I didn’t just have to sit there and let him die. That I could fight,” said Julie Smith.

The Smiths received a prescription for ivermectin from Dr. Fred Wagshul, a pulmonologist from Centerville. Wagshul said in a courtroom Thursday that he knew little about the patient when he wrote a prescription for ivermectin.

But even after receiving the prescription, the doctors and UC West Chester refused to treat Jeffrey Smith with ivermectin. They did not do so until after a court order, but since it was a temporary injunction, the case was brought back to court.

“Although the case at the bar is emotional, the following decision will be based strictly on legal standards of restraint,” the verdict said. “As such, public order would not favor the issuance of the injunction with clear and convincing evidence.”

Oster stated in his ruling that while the court was benevolent of the Smiths, “the public order should not support and support allowing a doctor to try ‘any’ type of treatment on people. Rather, public policy supports the safe and effective development of medicines and medical offices. A clinical study would be one such method of a development process. However, a clinical study is not up for discussion here. “

Oster went on to say that no studies indicate that ivermectin should be recommended for a COVID-19 patient, and based on current knowledge, the drug is not an effective treatment. Oster said that even Wagshul could not say that Smith would benefit from continued use.

Oster said Smith could be safely taken to a hospital where Wagshul has privileges if continued ivermectin use is desired.

UC Health issued the following comments on the judgment:

“At UC Health, we respect the expertise of our clinicians and value the scientific accuracy used in developing treatments, drugs, and other therapies. We do not believe that hospitals or clinicians should be instructed to administer medication and / or therapy, especially undetected medication and / or therapy, against medical advice.We are grateful for the judge’s careful consideration and for the judicial process on this matter.

While this message supports the respect for science and expertise of medical professionals, it does not change the fact that many people in our communities have COVID-19. We implore all members of the community to do what we know works: wear a mask, get fully vaccinated, and use social distancing whenever possible. “

Smiths lawyers argued that ivermectin appears to be working on Jeffrey Smith.

“In the past three days, his vent setting has decreased. Before ivermectin, his vent setting was 100%. His vent setting is now down to 50%, ”said Ralph Lorigo, Smiths attorney.

Hospital lawyers claim there has been no significant improvement since treatment began.

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