Poughkeepsie Living Will Lawyers
Planning for Your Future & Your Family
If you suffer an illness or injury that prevents you from communicating, a living will informs your doctors and loved ones about what type of medical care you want to receive, as well as what type of medical care you do not want to receive. Living wills are written in advance to prevent someone from not being able to take legal action because of a serious medical condition.
Instructions in living wills detail the type of medical treatment the incapacitated person prefers. The instructions are carried out by a person designated to represent the incapacitated individual. Common decisions addressed in living wills include emergency surgeries, life support and resuscitation issues, types of medications and injections, tube feeding, and organ donations.