NJ Appellate Law Blog on Betancourt v. Trinitas Hospital
Posted Sep 17 2010 12:23pm
A New Jersey appellate law blog does a nice job summarizing the Appellate Division's decision in Betancourt v. Trinitas Hospital. "The trial judge concluded that the hospital should not make the medical decisions for Betancourt but rather they should be made by a surrogate who could take his personal views and values into account in deciding what treatment was appropriate. Therefore, the judge granted the plaintiff’s application and ordered the defendant to not withhold treatment. . . . The Appellate Division granted the [plaintiff's] motion and dismissed the defendant’s appeal."