A non-profit health system in Delaware, which also spans to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, represents the latest victory against patients’ families using the court system to force the administration of ivermectin for ill COVID-19 patients. Christiana Care beat an imminent preliminary injunction that would have forced the health system to administer ivermectin to gravely ill patient David DeMarco. The patient’s wife, Maryellen DeMarco, filed the lawsuit on September 23. It was denied by Chancery Court Vice Chancellor Morgan Zurn. According to Zurn, “The plaintiff has failed on all three factors. The defendant does not have an enforceable duty to treat Mr. DeMarco with ivermectin, and Mr. DeMarco does not have an enforceable legal right to that treatment. The plaintiff has also failed to meet her burden of demonstrating irreparable harm, as she’s failed to prove that depriving Mr. DeMarco of ivermectin would deprive him of an effective treatment for his disease or that he would be worse off without it.”
Mr. DeMarco was hospitalized on September 7, 2021 and was discharged against medical advice to home hospice on September 19. Due to a “catastr...
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