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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 healthView more legal questions
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.