Florida woman dies after suing hospital to get ivermectin

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (AP) — A 47-year-old Florida teacher hospitalized at COVID-19 died after a husband complained of a failed attempt to force a doctor to treat with ivermectin.

Tamara Drock died on Friday, 12 weeks after being admitted to the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Ryan Rock said. Palm beach post..

He sued the hospital last month trying to ask a doctor to administer ivermectin, a drug used to treat conditions caused by parasites. The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved a treatment for COVID-19 and has not proven effective in preclinical studies.

Judge James Nat of the Palm Beach County Circuit dismissed Drock’s proceedings last month, saying allowing the judge to oppose the doctor’s decision could be a dangerous precedent.

He urged Drox and the hospital to try to reach an agreement on their own. The deal collapsed after doctors agreed to administer ivermectin at doses that family lawyers said were too low, the newspaper reported.

According to the newspaper, hospital-owning Tenet Healthcare did not respond to a request for comment.

Ryan Drock, who was also infected but recovered from COVID, told the post that he hadn’t given up.

“I don’t need anyone to go through this because they want to name the law after her,” Drock said. “If she had left the hospital, she would have been taking medicine.”