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My older brother is on life support in Arkansas, from a gun
My older brother is on life support in Arkansas, from a gun shot two days ago. My aunt is trying to force the hospital to pull the plug. I know that he did not sign anything (power of attorney ) to anyone. He is married but has been separated for some time. What I am trying to find out is who has that right to make that call? I feel like there has not been enough time to see if he will get better. I live in Texas and may be unable to make it there in time to stop this action.
In California, can a patient of stroke have feeding tubes removed
In California, can a patient of stroke have feeding tubes removed by family request for the stroke patient if she has a poor prognoses and the family knows that the patient requested to them if this ever occurred she would not want to live like a vegetable?
I forgot 2 facts: 1 - The Physical Therapy Staff took our
I forgot 2 facts: 1 - The Physical Therapy Staff took our father out of the Nursing Home (while he was in Rehabilitation from the Hospital), without the knowledge & consent of neither the notarized 1st & 2nd Agents identified in the Advance Directive forDurable Power of Attorney for Health Care nor any other Family members. They drove him to his apartment, supposedly evaluated his apartment & deemed it unsuitable for him to return; then proceeded to initate a transfer to Long Term Care at the Nursing Home.2) Our father was found outside the Nursing Home on a weekend night (approx. 8 p.m.), by persons who had been visiting; he was in a non-motorized wheelchair. He was able to leave his 2nd Floor room, take an elevator (which has a spring-cover over the operatingbutton), maneuver winding hallways, navigate a staggered parking lot and reach a lighted, 2-way traffic intersection; however, the route to the gas station (his intended destination, indicated later) was on a dark, unlighted 2-lane road. Although the NursingHome placed an ankle monitor on him for a few weeks, then, they gave him (a 86 year old man with early memory loss) a 30-Day Discharge Notice---without contacting or notifying the 1st or 2nd Agents, again. PLEASE REVIEW PREVIOUS QUESTION TO "Irwin Law."
A friend of mine has a life partner & while not legally
A friend of mine has a life partner & while not legally married have been living together for 3 years. Recently his partner was in an auto accident, was rushed to the hospital and was in a coma for 3 weeks. When my friend went to the hospital he was informedby the hospital staff that he had no standing to visit & no authority to make medical decisions. What can he do to avoid this situation in the future & how would he go about it. BTW He lives in Orlando FL. Thanks
I request an answer from Dimitry K., Esq. I have three non-urgent
I request an answer from Dimitry K., Esq.I have three non-urgent questions. If I need to submit them separately, please let me know.1) In a durable Power of Attorney document, it states that it will not be affected by my subsequent incapacity, disability or lack of mental incompetence. Does this mean that if I become incapacitated, the document will be no longer in effect, or that it will not change should I become incapacitated?2) In setting up a Power of Attorney, I am planning to list my eldest daughter as the Agent. However, if my spouse survives me, then he should be the one to decide and have the power for these decisions. Do I need to make a separate document for him and for her or is there a way to word the document to put him first, or is it just understood that the this document means I am the last survivor of our marriage?3) If I appoint my daughter to be my Agent, and she moves to another address, different from the one listed in the document, do I have to recreate or amend this Power of Attorney document?
My brother was hospitalized, it was important that our health
My brother was hospitalized, it was important that our health care surrogate form was honored so that his immediate family could direct his care. While in the hospital my brother's wife was contacted for direction once things got very serious. They were not divorced but had not been with each other for over 8 years. That was why my brother got a form signed which named his health care surrogate and general power of attorney.Is this a HIPPA violation or more. It has caused more distress to be told by one person that the health care surrogate has the right just to have those same rights ignored.
Can you help me with a medicaid/medicare question and
Can you help me with a medicaid/medicare question and possibly VA as well? My sister is 60 years old and has gone blind. Currently she is in a rehab facility in North Carolina. She is widowed and her home is in Idaho, which I am going to try to help hersell. She has asked me to take over her finances as her daughter has become overwhelmed She does have some minor investments so she doesn't qualify for some type of government assistance. She does have at least 4 years active military service from back inthe late 70's. I am under the understanding that in order for her to get any aid she has to be destitute for at least 1 year, other than owning a house. In regards ***** ***** home. She told me that she only has a couple more days at the facility she is at andthen the short term aid she is receiving will be terminated. She was admitted there because of a series of mini-strokes and then had to have a toe amputated that extended her time there. I've probably included more info you need to help, but, any guidanceyou could provide me so I get started in the right direction would be appreciated.
My friend is currently under commitment in a state run MI/CDView more legal questions
My friend is currently under commitment in a state run MI/CD treatment program. She is over 21 years old and is being denied the right (& it's stated in the Hospital Patients Bill of Rights) to visitation by her chosen health care agent. She has stated her wishes as well as has filled out a healthcare directive indicating her wishes (which they have been unwilling to get notarized and witnessed; she was committed 10/8 so not intoxicated in anyway) I have gotten copies of her progress notes and there isn't any medical necessity involved. The order for commitment stated she would have a review after 90 days and she said there has been no mention of a hearing set. This girl really needs to make an application to Social Security/SSI and the 4th time they told one or both of us she could have a Sunday visitor I started the application for her; her counselor volunteered to complete the things she needed to do herself or face to face and now a couple weeks later when there is a Feb 7th deadline before a period of denial, the online portion hasn't been review/submitted and she was denied visitation today for a reason of missing a group this week. They denied me in person flat out when I came as her health care agent with the MN Advanced Directive for Mental Health this patient filled out in hand.*IS THIS ACTIONABLE; REALISTICALLY? I am both willing and able to hire an attorney if necessary but WHAT TYPE OF ATTORNEY, or IS THIS BEST DIRECTED TO THE MN STATE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE. IF NOT THE LATER ANY LIKELY PRO BONO SVCS U KNOW OF?