Posted on May 16, 2017 at 4:30 AM
In two recent articles (here and here), I argued that there are a growing number of lawsuits brought against clinicians who administer unwanted medical treatment, particularly at the end of life. The latter article was picked up as the basis of a recent New York Times story.
The trend continues. In 2014, Sally Dell Jordan executed an advance directive declining aggressive treatment. But in May 2015, while a resident at a Dallas area SNF, the staff administered life-sustaining treatment in violation of the do-not-resuscitate provisions in her directive and orders.
Her family recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking economic, non-economic, and exemplary damages. (HT: Dallas Morning News)