The “Living Will” is also known as your “Declaration”. This document expresses your intentions regarding the withdrawal or declination of life support systems or life-sustaining procedures in the event two physicians declare you to be in a profound vegetative state with no chance of recovery.
This could be the result of:
- Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Terminal illness
- Severe brain Injury
- Inability to communicate
Too often, these circumstances allow for people to leave this agonizing decision to their loved ones at a time when they simply cannot think objectively. Failure to draft this document often results in leaving an individual’s wishes regarding this issue unheard. Leave no ambiguity for your loved ones while giving yourself peace of mind that your last wishes will be granted by having a living will declaration in place.
If you’re concerned about leaving difficult health care decisions to your loved ones in the event you are incapacitated, it’s time for you to have a living will declaration prepared.
Contact the Law Firm of Ryan S. McBride today at 504-256-1705 or via the online contact form for a free consultation.