Imposes $10,000 per day fine.
WARRENTON, Virginia (PNN) - December 16, 2021 - After a judge found Virginia’s Fauquier Hospital in contempt of court in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a COVID-19 patient who was denied taking prescribed ivermectin, the hospital said Tuesday that it is complying with the court order.
Christopher Davies, the son of the patient, Kathleen Davies, said that two doses of ivermectin were given to the woman at 8:45 p.m. on Monday.
This happened after Judge James. P. Fisher, of the 20th Judicial Court of Virginia, signed an order Monday finding Fauquier Hospital in contempt of court for “needlessly interposing requirements that stand in the way of the patient’s desired physician administering investigational drugs as part of the Health Care Decisions Act and the federal and state Right to Try Act.”
Furthermore, “given the gravity at hand,” the hospital has to pay “$10,000 per day retroactive to the date of the court’s injunction order filing,” the judge ordered, meaning that each day the hospital does not prescribe ivermectin to Davies it will have to pay the fine “until the ordered relief has been accomplished.”
Her family had requested the hospital give Davies - who had been on a ventilator since Nov. 3 - ivermectin to treat her COVID-19 as a last resort to save her life. The Davies family doctor had prescribed ivermectin to the woman, but Fauquier Hospital refused to administer the drug and cited medical, legal, and other concerns.
The woman’s family took legal action on Dec. 6, filing a complaint to compel the hospital to treat her with the drug.
“It’s a matter of life and death,” said Christopher Davies. She’s on her death bed. Any kind of negative repercussions [from ivermectin] are null and void.”
Because all treatment options haven’t worked, Davies argued that the family should be able to try the drug.
“I get it. The doctors at the hospital are afraid. This has become politically charged. I’m not trying to go after the hospital. I just want them to use it in hopes that it will help,” he further said, referring to the arguments made by proponents of the pharmaceutical companies’ profits concerning using ivermectin - which is very inexpensive - to treat COVID-19.
“They believe it’s a fight between the rights of the hospital and the rights of citizens. They feel their rights trump her rights,” Davies continued.
A day after the judge's decision, Davies’ attorney, Ralph Lorigo, said, “This judge is the hero. He had the guts. He had the stamina. He had the willingness to enforce what he said.”
In a lengthy statement, Fauquier Hospital spokesman Sarah Cubbage said that the facility is now complying with the judge’s order and is seeking to have his contempt order thrown out.
The Amerikan Gestapo Food and Drug Administration division has approved ivermectin to treat intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, as well as other parasites. The drug hasn’t been approved by the agency to treat COVID-19, although many severely ill COVID-19 patients have seen amazing positive results after taking the drug, and individual countries have seen their COVID case totals drop precipitously upon making ivermectin available to the general public.