On March 26, 2019, Thomson Rogers’ medical malpractice lawyer, Aleks Mladenovic, was interviewed by CTV’s Ben Mulroney (watch the full interview above) on a case where two doctors (Dr. Donald Livingston and Dr. Martin Chapman) could be in trouble for allegedly ignoring patient’s wishes to stay alive.
“This case is an important case about some of our most medically vulnerable members of our society. At issue is whether a physician can unilaterally decide to counterman or override a substitute decision-maker’s choice and instructions that their family member receive life-saving care.
In this case, it was an 88-year-old World War 2 veteran, Douglas DeGuerre, who passed away after a doctor unilaterally decided that he should not receive life-saving care despite the pleas and entreaties of his daughter who was also a registered nurse who was there at the time that this man passed away.”
If you have any questions, please contact Aleks Mladenovic by EMAIL.