New York Supreme Court Judge Saves 80-Year-Old Patient from Death by Ordering Hospital to Give Life-Saving Ivermectin

Jan. 15, 2020

Judith Smentkiewicz. Her life was spared when her family intervened, and a NY Supreme Court judge ruled against the hospital trying to murder her. Image Source.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The genocide against the elderly is in full swing right now in the U.S. and around the world.

As we have recently reported, assisted living centers who are now injecting their residents with the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID injections are killing off many of them, particularly the oldest residents above the age of 80.

As we reported yesterday, the Norwegian Medicines Agency announced that 23 people died after receiving the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID injections, and that is out of only 25,000 injections nationwide. All of them were over the age of 80. See:  23 Seniors Have Died in Norway After Receiving the Pfizer Experimental COVID mRNA Injection

Earlier this week we reported that a nursing home in Auburn, New York, had zero deaths attributed to COVID until they started injecting the residents with one of the experimental mRNA COVID injections, and then 24 died. See:  24 Dead and 137 Infected at NY Nursing Home After Experimental COVID Injections

The biggest tragedy in these deaths, which reveals crimes against humanity and the medical system’s low regard for the lives of our elderly, is that these experimental injections are not even needed, as there are effective and safe treatments for COVID already available, where doctors are reporting a near 100% success rate in treating their patients with early treatment.

These are older drugs already approved by the FDA (none of the mRNA COVID injections are approved by the FDA yet) for other treatments.

We have reported on these drugs extensively, such as Hydroxychloroquine, and the medical scandal behind censoring this drug for use in hospitals. See our Hydroxychloroquine page in our COVID Information Center to learn more.

Another older drug that is already approved by the FDA that many doctors have had such success in treating COVID patients, to the point where they testified before Congress and called it a “miracle drug” because it was so effective, is Ivermectin.

Dr. Pierre Kory M.D., a pulmonary and critical care specialist who is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at St. Luke’s Aurora Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pleaded with members of Congress to have the NIH, CDC, and FDA look at the “mountains” of data that he and his colleagues have gathered on the drug Ivermectin, which is already approved by the FDA as an anti-parasitic drug, and their success in treating COVID patients.

He stated: “If you take it, you will not get sick.” See:  “I Can’t Keep Watching Patients Die Needlessly!” Medical Professor Testifies to Congress that COVID Cure Already Exists with Ivermectin

Family Fights the Medical Industrial Complex to Save Their Mother – NY Supreme Court Judge Rules in Their Favor

NY State Supreme Court Judge Henry J. Nowak

The Buffalo News is reporting a story out of New York State where family members of an 80-year-old woman, Judith Smentkiewicz, did their own research after their mother was diagnosed with COVID and put on a ventilator, where she was only given a 20% chance to live.

They read about Ivermectin and convinced one of the doctors in the ICU of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to let her try it.

“We did a lot of our own research, we read about Ivermectin … The results sounded very promising, and we decided we had to try something different,” Michael Smentkiewicz said. “We pressured the doctor in the ICU to give it to her. He finally agreed.”

On Jan. 2, Smentkiewicz was given her first dose of Ivermectin, and according to court papers filed by her family, she made “a complete turnaround.”

“In less than 48 hours, my mother was taken off the ventilator, transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit, sitting up on her own and communicating,” Kulbacki said in a court affidavit.

However, she was soon transferred to a different section of the hospital away from the ICU, and the doctors there refused to allow her to continue taking Ivermectin.

But after her mother was transferred to another hospital wing away from the ICU, doctors in that unit refused to give her any more doses of the drug, and her condition quickly declined, the family said in court papers.

We were astounded when they refused to give her any more doses,” Michael Smentkiewicz said. “That’s why I called Ralph Lorigo and we took the hospital to court.

Amazingly, the hospital did not back down even when faced with a fight in court. They defended their right to deny this woman life-saving medication so they could effectively kill her!

Kaleida Health, which operates the hospital, opposed the family’s request in court. Lorigo said Kaleida attorney Michael J. Roach argued to Judge Nowak that doctors – and not the courts – should be making decisions about medical care.

What about the patient and family members?? I am sure Ms. Smentkiewicz was in favor of the treatment her children had found for her which got her off of the ventilator and out of the ICU.

But this is how the Medical Industrial Complex works. They don’t think anyone should dare to question their alleged “authority.”

Fortunately, the Judge wasn’t persuaded, and basically saved this woman’s life.

On Jan. 8, Nowak ordered the hospital to “immediately administer the drug Ivermectin” to Smentkiewicz, court papers show.

“But the judge also told us verbally that Judith’s family doctor would have to write a prescription for Ivermectin, which he did,” Lorigo said. “In 46 years as an attorney, I’ve never seen another case where a family had to get a court order to continue a treatment that had already been started by a hospital.”

“This lady was on a ventilator, literally on her deathbed, before she was given this drug,” Lorigo told The Buffalo News about Smentkiewicz, a Cheektowaga resident. “As far as we’re concerned, the judge’s order saved this woman’s life.” (Source.)

The key here for everyone to note when advocating for a loved one to receive treatment from these older drugs, is what the Judge allegedly told the family verbally: get a prescription from your family doctor.

Then it is 100% legal, and the hospital cannot do anything about it, at least not legally, because medical physicians are allowed to prescribe drugs for “off-label” use.

The doctors in the hospital that decided to withhold this drug from Ms. Smentkiewicz are not named. They should be arrested and charged with attempted murder.

The reporter for The Buffalo News, Dan Herbeck, interviewed another doctor who gave his “reasoning” for withholding this treatment:

Dr. Thomas A. Russo, one of the region’s leading experts on infectious diseases, said he was glad to hear that Smentkiewicz is doing better, but he said people should never jump to conclusions about Ivermectin or any other drug based on one patient’s outcome.

“There are some indications that this drug may have some merit in treating Covid-19 … Yes, it is possible that it helped this woman,” Russo said. “But the trials and testing are ongoing. We don’t have definitive data yet to show it does help. Presently, it is not recommended as a treatment for Covid-19.”

Russo is the chief of infectious diseases at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has no involvement in the Smentkiewicz case.

This is the “official position” of the medical bureaucrats, which is obviously crafted to protect the FDA who has given emergency use authorization (EUA) to new experimental drugs, including the new mRNA COVID injections, which has resulted in literally $TRILLIONS in federal funding being awarded to them to develop these new COVID drugs and vaccines. Older drugs already approved by the FDA with decades of proven safety, and whose patents have long since ran out, are a threat to this new market that COVID is creating.

They also summarily dismiss all of the clinical experience and data that Professor Dr. Pierre Kory from Milwaukee, along with his group the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) have discovered.

Thanks to Dr. Meryl Nass and her blog which tipped me off to this story. If her blog is not part of your newsfeed, it should be!

If your doctor is afraid to prescribe Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine due to political pressure, Dr. Meryl Nass has a list of resources where you can find someone who can:  How you can receive early effective treatment for Covid

Some of the Frontline Doctors have also published their protocols that they have had success with:  Frontline Doctors Publish their Early Treatment Protocol for COVID



Again – learn from Lyme.  We’ve been dealing with shenanigans like this for decades:  

The only difference is we don’t have a judge ordering doctors to treat us appropriately.  

We have to hunt, peck, scratch up our pennies, and travel sometimes great distances to find a doctor with enough cojones to treat us properly as state medical boards come after them.  There are many states were there isn’t ONE Lyme literate doctor.  People in other countries have it even worse.  For more:

If you haven’t noticed, we now live in the Twilight Zone, where public health ‘authorities’ will do anything to make you believe there aren’t any effective treatments for COVID, and that you must submit to their experimental medical device (it’s not a vaccine), which has caused death and serious adverse reactions:

For an excellent article on how there are no completed clinical trials on this experimental medical device, and should you get vaccinated, you are actually a test subject in a drug trial:

Stop calling it a vaccine, because it isn’t. Please see:

Isn’t it interesting that these ‘authorities’ have no trouble at all administering an experimental medical device with ZERO completed medical trials that has NEVER been used before and is causing serious adverse reactions and even death,  but refuse to treat a dying woman who is requesting an ancient drug with an excellent safety record, a plethora of clinical data, and which already worked for her?  Go here for America’s Frontline Doctor’s White Paper on Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines

We need your support to prevent people from being intimidated or pressured into taking experimental vaccines.

Your health and medical conditions are personal and private and nobody should be permitted to violate that, including an employer, an airline, or a government agency.

All people deserve medical privacy and equality.


SMD & AFLDS is NOT “anti-vaxx” or in any other form to be considered or mislabeled as disapproving of established, reputable vaccines when taken voluntarily without coercion.

The Petition To Stop Forced Experimental Vaccines

SMD will actively blacklist and boycott any business, employer, or school that mandates or otherwise attempts to force a vaccine.

Lyme Disease Much More Common Than Previously Thought, Study Shows

With ticks spreading out across the country, the CDC says there may be nearly half a million cases of Lyme every year
A silhouette of a tick close up.

Between 2010 and 2018, the U.S. had approximately 476,000 cases of Lyme disease every year, according to a study out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

That number is substantially higher than the CDC’s previous estimates, of about 300,000 annual Lyme cases, which was based on research from 2010 and earlier that looked at insurance claims and lab test results. The new study used more current information from a large database of commercial insurance claims. 

Despite the large jump, study author Kiersten Kugeler, Ph.D., an epidemiologist with the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, says the growing number of Lyme disease cases isn’t surprising.  (See link for article)



A few points:

  1. Medical providers use codes for insurance purposes.  If an exact code isn’t used, the patient falls through the cracks.  This has been happening to Lyme/MSIDS patients for over 40 years. Please see:  This 2017 article shows Lyme/MSIDS patients have been denied care and insurance coverage because of a lack of codes.  Later in 2017 we see the 1st official report on these code violations:  In 2019 we see improvement in the codes:  The recognition of Lyme/MSIDS codes is relatively new and certainly not perfect or inclusive.  There must be an exact code to correspond to the symptom or it doesn’t exist in the eyes of mainstream medicine and insurance companies.  Also, tick-borne illness includes far more than just Lyme disease and many of these diseases aren’t reportable to the CDC and probably lack codes as well.  I guarantee you they are STILL missing many, many cases that are falling through the cracks due to a lack of coding.
  2. The article makes a blatant falsehood by stating the “target -shaped” rash may not appear in 20-30% of cases.  Nope.  Hardly anyone I work with has the rash (including myself and my husband) and research shows those getting the EM rash vary widely.  Please see:  The actual number varies anywhere from 25-80%.  Hardly a sure thing!
  3. The article states that doctors are likely to err on the side of treating Lyme if they suspect it.  I don’t know what world these people live in but they certainly don’t live in mine.  I have patients calling me to announce they have tested positive THREE times and were still denied diagnosis and treatment!  Doctors are afraid to treat people for tick-borne infections.  The CDC/IDSA has made it perfectly clear for over 40 years that they will come after doctors who treat this.  What doctor wants to be investigated by the state medical board, have someone go through all their charts with a fine-toothed comb, be possibly fined (they will find something), be required to have medical oversight and even education, and possibly be sanctioned and even lose their license?  Yet, the word is out and every doctor knows this is what happens.  Please see:  This particular witch hunt drug on from 2006 – 2020 and caused untold stress on one of the best Lyme doctors we have, and he’s far from alone!
  4. The Tufts faculty member (Dr. Hu) states cases vary from year to year based on tick density, weather patterns, and more.  We need to drop this verbiage like a bad habit.  Ticks laugh at weather and are nearly impervious to it.  They seek out leaf litter and snow when conditions become harsh.  About the only thing that kills them is fire.  I know people pulling live ticks off their dogs in the middle of winter (with snow on the ground) in the most Northern parts of Wisconsin.  The mythology must stop.

For more on tick prevention:

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For more:  

For an excellent article on how there are no completed clinical trials on the COVID-19 vaccine, and should you get vaccinated, you are actually a test subject in a drug trial:

But more importantly:

The DNA template does not come directly from an isolated virus from an infected person.

This brings us full-circle to the fact you can not have an effective vaccine or test without an isolated/purified virus. So what is this?  Please see these links to learn what it’s truly about:

We were warned about this back in March:

And even much earlier with other supposed viral ‘pandemics’ that weren’t:

Regarding testing:  For a brief, old interview with Mullis, PCR creator:  He’s obviously not a fan of Dr. Fauci.

And the paper the house of cards is all built upon has fatal errors:

A Survey of Ticks Infesting Dogs and Cats in Ireland

Free PMC article


Ticks are important ectoparasites of dogs and cats. Infestations can result in itching and localised dermatitis. In addition, ticks can act as vector of a range of viral, bacterial and protozoal pathogens. This paper reports the results of a nationwide survey of ticks infesting dogs and cats in Ireland. Seventy veterinary practices submitted a total of 120 ticks collected from 56 dogs and 16 cats.

  • Ixodes ricinus was the most abundant species on dogs
  • Ixodes hexagonus was the most abundant species on cats
  • The remainder were Ixodes canisuga and a single Rhipicephalus sanguineus specimen
  • The garden was most frequently associated with tick exposure in both dogs and cats
  • Sporting dog breeds (n = 17; 31%) were more likely to be infested with ticks than any other breed
  • Nearly all (n = 56; 95%) veterinarians indicated that ticks are a concern to their clients when they are found on their pets
  • Pet owners used a variety of products to control ectoparasites on their animals but a significant number (n = 18, 31%) indicated that they felt that the products are less effective highlighting the need for further investigations
  • Field sampling indicated that ticks are present at a low level in much of the greater Dublin area


For more:

I just listened to a presentation on how the insecticide Lambda Cyhalothrin (a pyrethroid) offers nearly 100% control of the Asian Long-horned tick for up to 7 weeks when sprayed on foliage.  They sprayed in June, July, and August.  For more:

Tick prevention is for your yard, yourself, and your pets:

Controlled burns are also effective: