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DNR tatoo...signed contract?

Seems as legit as a piece of Paper. If it was an mbe quest esquire13812/01/17
Did you go to law school? A DNR is not a contract. dietcoke12/01/17
I was thinking the same thing when I saw the title. notreallyalawyer12/02/17
Fine, I misspoke. Enforceabilityis the call of the question esquire13812/01/17
I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Are dietcoke12/01/17
If the puking thing is enforceable esquire13812/01/17
If there is a tramp stamp saying “I consent “ does anyth notreallyalawyer12/02/17
Not the same. One is for every one and one isn't. esquire13812/02/17
Maybe it's the name of his metal band. superttthero12/02/17
A DNR tattoo is not legally binding. isthisit12/02/17
I'd assume, if I were some emergency worker, that the person notreallyalawyer12/02/17
But WHY not? If its a signed writing? esquire13812/02/17
I get a new DNR tattoo every 2 years when I renew my fishing inho2solo12/02/17
To be comparable, DNRs would have to expire automatically af esquire13812/02/17
I could see a market for this. Have a skyrocket high fee to esquire13812/02/17
If this is about the article I think it’s about, ultimatel qdllc12/02/17
I used to be a hospital lawyer and these are the types of ca genylawyer12/03/17
Does a wrongful life cause of action exist? If a DNR is viol notreallyalawyer12/03/17
Wait - are you saying DNR doesn't meant Department of Natura inho2solo12/03/17
esquire138 (Dec 1, 2017 - 11:34 am)

Seems as legit as a piece of
Paper. If it was an mbe question I bet itd be binding.

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dietcoke (Dec 1, 2017 - 6:02 pm)

Did you go to law school?

A DNR is not a contract.

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notreallyalawyer (Dec 2, 2017 - 7:20 am)

I was thinking the same thing when I saw the title.

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esquire138 (Dec 1, 2017 - 6:10 pm)

Fine, I misspoke. Enforceabilityis the call of the question. I say yes. Any punk can sign paper you mean it extra for sure if you markup.

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dietcoke (Dec 1, 2017 - 6:13 pm)

I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

Are you ESL?

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esquire138 (Dec 1, 2017 - 6:18 pm)

If the puking thing is enforceable

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notreallyalawyer (Dec 2, 2017 - 7:21 am)

If there is a tramp stamp saying “I consent “ does anything go? Of course not

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esquire138 (Dec 2, 2017 - 12:02 pm)

Not the same. One is for every one and one isn't.

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superttthero (Dec 2, 2017 - 8:24 am)

Maybe it's the name of his metal band.

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isthisit (Dec 2, 2017 - 10:18 am)

A DNR tattoo is not legally binding.

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notreallyalawyer (Dec 2, 2017 - 11:17 am)

I'd assume, if I were some emergency worker, that the person got it done when they were drunk.

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esquire138 (Dec 2, 2017 - 12:03 pm)

But WHY not? If its a signed writing?

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inho2solo (Dec 2, 2017 - 12:13 pm)

I get a new DNR tattoo every 2 years when I renew my fishing and trout licenses.

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esquire138 (Dec 2, 2017 - 5:05 pm)

To be comparable, DNRs would have to expire automatically after a set amount of time. Do they? If so, would dating it help?

I don't think they expire though, so unless they do, false analogy?

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esquire138 (Dec 2, 2017 - 5:09 pm)

I could see a market for this. Have a skyrocket high fee to mark up old people with a lawyer and notary on site to also have paperwork with it, just as a "don't risk it gramps" type thing. Old people LOVE to waste their grandkids inheritance. Just scare them. They LOVE to be scared. Play commericals during gameshow of old folks being tortured and in pain on machines crying and gurgling in agony while millennial doctors/nurses play on their smartphones and do other stuff old people hate.

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qdllc (Dec 2, 2017 - 7:23 pm)

If this is about the article I think it’s about, ultimately a court determined that the tattoo represented the wishes of the patient. Needless to say, going through the courts to validate a tattoo versus a properly executed document was not a time saver.

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genylawyer (Dec 3, 2017 - 7:08 pm)

I used to be a hospital lawyer and these are the types of calls from the inpatient units that I dreaded. In my state, there are elevated requirements for a DNR order and technically it's a medical order that only a physician, NP, or PA can write into the patient's chart. The "normal" way it's supposed to happen, is at registration, the patient completes a DNR request which is signed by 2 witnesses, and then a physician enters it into the EMR system. An incapacitated patient can also arrive by ambulance with a witnessed DNR request, if they had the foresight to tape it to their fridge door.

I often encountered incomplete or confusing healthcare Proxy forms and I would usually err on the side of caution. If I was asked for legal advice on a tattoo that read "Do Not Resuscitate", I would likely advise the clinical staff to confirm with the patient's Spouse or Next of Kin. I would not rely on the tattoo.

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notreallyalawyer (Dec 3, 2017 - 7:26 pm)

Does a wrongful life cause of action exist? If a DNR is violated, what cause of action could there be

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inho2solo (Dec 3, 2017 - 8:45 pm)

Wait - are you saying DNR doesn't meant Department of Natural Resources?

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