Posted on September 15, 2020 at 3:30 AM
As I described in a series of articles, plaintiffs have been filing more lawsuits when hospitals administer treatment contrary to advance directives and other expressed instructions & wishes. And many of these cases are being resolved in their favor.
I just posted some additional cases. One of these is Khalil v. Jersey City Medical Center. The son of 86-year-old Zakaria Khalil alleges that the hospital intubated and put Khalil on life support despite his DNR and DNI orders and despite his DNR bracelet. The son is suing for assault & battery, negligence, NIED, and violation of the AD act. He is seeking punitive damages.