Court hearing finds compromise with hospital and family grasping for chance at life
TUPELO/LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A court hearing today finds a compromise with a hospital and a family grasping for a chance at life.
The patient had been on a ventilator for almost two weeks and the family wanted North Mississippi Health Services to give the patient ivermectin, but the hospital would not do so.
So, the family sued. Before the Lee County Chancery Court judge issued a ruling, the two sides reached a compromise.
It would have allowed the family to move the patient to another hospital that would administer the ivermectin if the patient was stable.
Ivermectin is the controversial drug some believe can be used to treat COVID-19. It is not FDA-approved for COVID.
WCBI spoke with the patient’s attorney and family this morning.
The patient’s attorney confirmed this afternoon that the Lowndes County patient passed away.