Terry v. Red River Ctr. Corp., 942 So. 2d 1238 (La. Ct. App. 2006)

Plaintiff’s daughter sued the nursing home after it asked EMTs to revive Doris Lee; Ms. Lee had a DNR. There were legal deformities and contradictions in three separate DNRs executed between 1996 and 2002. “The record was clear that Mrs. Lee had been under the care of several physicians and had several close calls with death, but had continued to survive. Calling 911 was not a violation of the DNR by Riverview as such a call would not amount to heroic measures in the purview of a nursing home facility’s duty of care to its patients. Therefore, we find no error in the trial court’s conclusion that Riverview complied with her wishes and did not violate the DNR.”

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