As we continue to navigate these challenging times, the safety and well being of our clients, employees, families and friends remains our top priority. To that end, as an essential business to the individuals and families we serve, we are reaching out to share important updates on steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, while continuing to serve you with as minimal disruption as possible.

We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns or are in need of legal assistance. We pray for the health, peace and provision for all of our clients, employees, friends and family as we “weather the storm” together.

If I’m Doing a Living Will, What Kinds of Treatment Should I Discuss if I am in the End Stages of Life?

Some of the things that you will want to think about are:

  • heart-lung resuscitation (CPR)
  • mechanical ventilator (breathing machine)
  • dialysis (kidney machine)
  • surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation treatment
  • antibiotics
  • tube feedings to be given for food
  • tube feedings to be given for water
  • do you want to be an organ donor?

You will always receive medical and nursing care to help make you more comfortable and pain medication to alleviate pain and suffering, unless you directed that you did not want any.

Remember, as long as you are able and competent to make your own medical decisions, you will be the one making them. Your agent will only be making medical decisions for you if you are physically or mentally unable to make your own decisions, and then they would be making those decisions in accordance with the guidance you give them in your living will or medical power of attorney.