Walmart and Hy-Vee Sued for Refusing To Fill Ivermectin Prescriptions
William Salier, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and his wife Karla, have filed suit against Walmart and Hy-Vee for refusing to fill out ivermectin prescriptions in Minnesota.
According to the lawsuit, William Salier began to feel sick on October 1, 2021. He obtained a COVID-19 test, which revealed that he was infected with COVID-19.
Salier quarantined himself for what he assumed would be a quick recovery. Within a few days, however, he found himself bedridden and had lost all sense of taste and smell. He also began to experience severe shortness of breath.
As his condition steadily worsened, Salier and his wife began to seek treatment. They applied for monoclonal antibody treatments through the Minnesota Resource Allocation Platform, but their requests went unanswered.
Karla Salier decided to bring her husband to a clinic in Osage, Iowa, to see if they would treat him with antibodies or ivermectin. The clinic informed them that, despite his condition steadily worsening, he was not sick enough for them to treat him with monoclonal antibodies because they were reserving the last of their supply for someone in even worse condition. The Saliers then inquired about ivermectin, but the attending physician declined to prescribe it for William.
The Saliers returned home where William’s situation continued to worsen to the point where they began to fear for his life. After further research, the Saliers obtained a telehealth appointment with Dr. Mollie James, a Missouri doctor known for treating COVID-19 patients.
Dr. James quickly realized that William’s condition was extremely serious and that he was on the verge of requiring intensive care unit treatment, which would leave him with less than a 50% chance of survival, unless he received effective treatment immediately.
She wrote Wiliam a prescription for several treatments, including ivermectin, and sent it to the Walmart pharmacy in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Walmart’s pharmacist called Karla to inform her that Walmart refused to fill Dr. James’s prescription of ivermectin, stating that it was not appropriate to treat COVID-19 patients with it.
Karla Salier informed him that her husband was seriously ill and pleaded with him to fill the prescription according to their doctor’s orders. Walmart’s pharmacist proceeded to lecture her about how ivermectin was dangerous for her husband despite his doctor’s prescription, and he again refused to fill the prescription.
Karla Salier informed Dr. James, who then called the Walmart pharmacist herself and asked him to fill the prescription, explaining that it was safe to treat COVID-19 patients and that he was interfering with her treatment of a critically ill patient.
The Walmart pharmacist continued to refuse to fill the prescription and attempted to lecture Dr. James about how she was imperiling the Saliers’ health. He then hung up on her.
Karla Salier also fell sick with COVID-19, and Dr. James prescribed her ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, which the same Walmart refused to fill for the same reasons as when they declined to fill William’s prescriptions.
The Saliers then attempted to have their prescriptions filled at a Hy-Vee supermarket in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Hy-Vee’s pharmacist told them that it was its corporate policy to refuse ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine prescriptions to treat COVID-19.
To read the lawsuit in full, download the PDF from here.
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— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) January 19, 2022
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