The attorney at Tyrell Law, PLLC can assist you in creating a directive to physicians, also known as a living will, to express your preferences about medical treatment and important end-of-life decisions in case you are not able to communicate them yourself.
A living will is a separate document from a person’s will. A living will lets you specify decisions about artificial life support or life-prolonging treatments in advance of your death.
The kinds of procedures one may typically consider include:
A living will enables you to decide in advance if you want to terminate life support when there is very little chance of recovery. This protects your loved ones from having to make these difficult choices and gives you the opportunity to state your wishes in a legal document.
A living will also enables you to designate a person whom you trust to consent to the withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures on your behalf.
Our attorney can help you prepare a do not resuscitate order or DNR. If a medical emergency occurs, this form alerts emergency personnel that you do not wish to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you are in the hospital, your doctor can add a DNR order to your medical record.
If you want death to occur naturally, you can still have treatment to alleviate pain or keep you comfortable. This is called palliative care and it can be administered at home, in a hospice facility, or at a hospital. The estate attorney at Tyrell Law, PLLC can include your feelings and preferences about such care in your living will.
When you are ready to create a living will in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City, contact the experienced attorney at Tyrell Law, PLLC today.
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