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Derek Daniels Presents at the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging 47th Annual Convention on Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Boca Raton, Florida July 27th, 2010 – Derek Daniels, of McCumber Daniels' Florida office, co-presented “Do Not Resuscitate Orders:  To Resuscitate or Not to Resuscitate” with Tracy Christner, of Project Grace, at Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) 47th Annual Convention.  This presentation addressed the difficulties related to and importance of identifying whether or not a resident has a valid DNR in place, particularly in light of the more frequent – and soon to be mandated – use of AEDs in long-term care facilities.  Mr. Daniels discussed recommended approaches to this dilemma that will help facilities ensure their staff are equipped with policies and procedures that will allow them to honor residents’ end-of-life decisions with dignity. 

Derek M. Daniels is a founding partner who practices from the firm’s Florida and Pennsylvania offices.  Mr. Daniels’ practice focuses in the areas of medical malpractice, hospital, and nursing home defense litigation.  Mr. Daniels has presented on numerous occasions at various industry conferences and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of topics including mock trials, apex official depositions, Amendment 7 discovery and, most recently, on the new challenge faced by hospitals with the advent of medical negligence claims based on non-delegable duties.  In 2006, he was recognized by his peers as a “Legal Elite” as profiled in Florida Trend Magazine.


For more information on this topic or to receive a copy of the presentation, please contact Derek Daniels at ddaniels@mccumberdaniels.com

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