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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Woman Did Not Get Notice of a DNR On Her Medical Records

DNRThe legal battle regarding Janet Tracey and whether a "do not resuscitate" notice was put on her medical records without her knowledge before her death is going to the Court of Appeal. A panel by Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson will likely hear the case the first available date after March 21. The High Court held that failure to involve Mrs. Tracey had little effect because the notice was cancelled shortly after the family objected. Then the family put a "do not resuscitate" notice just three days after without consulting Mrs. Tracey. The family believes it was a matter of clinic judgment that was given the appropriate thought. Mr. Tracey disagrees and believes his wife was pressured into making a choice regarding “do not resuscitate” options.

See Family's Resuscitation Case Goes On, Shropshire Star,  Jan. 24, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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