The 48-year-old woman, who reportedly sued a hospital in hopes of getting her COVID-19-ill 60-year-old husband treated with Ivermectin, has dropped her lawsuit after a judge denied her bid last week. The doctors reportedly advised against using the drug and said the 60-year-old patient is no longer infected with COVID-19. He is now fighting the effects the disease inflicted on his body, they said.
The 48-year-old woman from New York, Erika Quintero-Sherry, reportedly dismissed her January suit against Mount Sinai Hospital. In the lawsuit, she reportedly asked a judge to force the hospital to give her 60-year-old husband, Benjamin Chernyavsky, Ivermectin. As we all know by now, Ivermectin isn’t actually FDA approved as a treatment for COVID-19.
According to reports, the 60-year-old man was hospitalized following his Jan. 8 COVID diagnosis. He was then placed on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma.
Supreme Court Justice Kotler denied Erika’s bid for an emergency order for the hospital to administer Ivermectin following two days of hearings from Mount Sinai doctors. The doctors reportedly advised against using the drug and said the 60-year-old patient is no longer infected with COVID-19. He is now fighting the effects the disease inflicted on his body, the New York Post reports.
Kotler’s decision states: “The record reveals that if prescribed ivermectin, Mr. Chernyavsky’s condition may very well worsen.”
The 48-year-old woman said that the chances of survival for her husband was less than 20 percent and argued that the hospital had nothing to lose by trying ivermectin on him.
Her lawyer, Ralph Lorigo, reportedly said that his 48-year-old client decided not to appeal the decision or pursue her lawsuit further because both options are costly and can take a long time.
The hospital released the following statement:
“Mount Sinai is committed to providing the highest quality care to all of our patients and uses evidence-based data in our clinical decision-making.
We are pleased with the judge’s decision to sustain the decisions of our clinicians to refrain from using ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19.
Ivermectin has not been shown to be safe nor effective for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19, and the FDA has not authorized or approved this treatment for this use.”