"I believe it would have set some kind of precedent, so they did everything they could to make sure she was never going to get it," says Donald Downs, the husband of now-deceased Brenda Downs.
"If we could've gotten it to her sooner, maybe things would've been different."
It all started when the Downs family was on vacation and Brenda tested "positive" for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). She went to a local emergency room for treatment, only to then be transferred to a larger facility in Ohio where she got even sicker.
Brenda received the typical treatment of remdesivir and a ventilator, which only worsened her condition. Brenda's family then requested ivermectin since nothing else was working, only to have the hospital refuse the treatment.
According to a "clinical ethicist" at the facility, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against COVID patients using ivermectin, therefore "great harms" could occur if Brenda was given ivermectin.
"This may make the family upset," the clinical ethicist wrote in Brenda's notes.
Brenda's family fought back and actually reached a settlement on Aug. 19, 2021. Brenda would be allowed to receive ivermectin, subject to "the treating physician(s)' professional judgment and discretion, and the applicable standard of care."
It turns out that Brenda was never given the ivermectin, resulting in her dying on Sept. 2, 2021.
(Related: Did you know that pairing ivermectin with fenbendazole, another deworming drug, is highly effective at preventing and treating cancer?)
When the matter was first taken to court, prompting the settlement, the Downs family was pressured to keep it a secret. The court told the family to agree to a fine of $100,000 per person who disclosed the existence of the settlement.
Hoping to still save Brenda – this was prior to hear death – the family agreed, only to later discover that Brenda never received the ivermectin after all.
"We were under severe pressure and in desperation to save my wife and my daughter's mother," widower Donald is quoted as saying. "We would do anything to try to save her."
Ralph Lorigo, a lawyer who represented the family, said that he, too, was pressured by the judge to sign the settlement and the confidentiality agreement that went along with it.
"I've never in my at that point 47 or 48 years in my career had a judge ever tell the lawyer that they had to be part of that settlement," Lorigo told the independent media.
Lorigo is not so much disturbed by the fact that there was a confidentiality agreement attached to the settlement as he is by the fact that the parameters outlined in this particular one are "so broad."
"If you named the hospital ... you could be responsible for $100,000," Lorigo says.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark Serrott, the judge in question who oversaw the case, told the Downs family that Lorigo is the one who blocked the settlement by refusing to sign it. Just to be sure it went through regardless, the family ended up firing Lorigo.
According to Donald, Judge Serrot "tells us that we will be able to get my wife the medicine as soon as we sign the agreement," but that never ended up happening as Brenda was denied the ivermectin anyway.
More related news about the residual damage caused by the COVID "pandemic" and how people are trying to fight back for some kind recompense can be found at Pandemic.news.
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