It appears that the plaintiffs violated some procedural rules. But they definitely win points for colorful statements of their claims. Count I is “Wrongful Death from Hospital Homicide.” Count II is “Wrongful Death from Attempted Involuntary Euthanasia.”
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The medical team performed compressions hard enough to crack Harris’ sternum. He was then placed in the ICU against contrary to his instructions.
While there is an ongoing debate about the status of DNR orders during surgery, this hospital had adopted a policy in 2017 requiring surgeons to respect patients’ DNR orders.
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the district court properly granted the Defendants’ motions to dismiss and denied the Ohakwehs’ motions for relief from judgment.
This is not a vindication of TADA. The plaintiffs apparently did not draft a sufficiently clear complaint and lost on procedural grounds.