Judge dismisses lawsuit against doctors who withheld life-saving treatment, without consent, from a veteran.

Posted August 26, 2019 5:24 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Judge dismisses lawsuit against doctors who withheld life-saving treatment, without consent, from a veteran.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionJoy Wawrzniak, DeGuerre’s daughter.An 11-year battle to obtain justice for a veteran who was denied life-saving treatment against his wishes and without the consent of his daughter, the legally appointed power of attorney may have ended without justice.On September 22, 2008, Douglas DeGuerre died after he was down graded from full code to DNR without his consent or consulting his family.On Friday, August 23, 2019 Ontario Superior Court Justice Peter Cavanagh dismissed the $2.2 million lawsuit against Dr Donald Livingston and Dr Martin Chapman by DeGuerre’s daughter, Joy Wawrzyniak.Lawsuit could set precedent about end-of-life decisions.

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