Honest, Practical, and Reliable Advice and Guidance in Ohio
A Living Will is a legal document in which a person expresses in advance his or her wishes concerning the use of artificial life support. If the person is unable to communicate their wishes, doctors and family members can refer to the living will for guidance. Typically, Living Wills are used to direct family members and doctors to discontinue life-sustaining measures such as CPR, mechanical respirators, and intravenous feeding that the patient would reject if they were able. Without a Living Will, life support could be continued because of hospital policies, liability fears, or family members struggling with the difficult decision before them. Living wills are frequently utilized in conjunction with a Health Care Power of Attorney, which authorizes your attorney-in-fact to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are incapacitated.
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To ensure your final wishes are carried out, contact the law firm of Combs, Schaefer, Ball & Little in Middletown, OH today.