Your medical decisions should remain yours — even when illness or injury prevents you from vocalizing them. A health care directive can speak for you in the event that you are incapacitated. At Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., our attorneys can help you draft a health care directive or living will that will make your wishes clear and provide peace of mind to you and your family.
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A living will or health care directive information allows you to specify which types of medical treatment you would like to receive — or not receive — in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to make an informed decision. For example, if you do not wish to be resuscitated, or do not wish to receive aggressive medical treatment, you can include this information in your health care directive. If you become incapacitated, doctors will be bound by law to follow your wishes as they are written in your health care directive.
Because medical decisions are very personal, it is important that you make them yourself. If someone else makes decisions on your behalf, they make a choice that runs counter to your wishes. Additionally, medical decisions can be a heavy burden for your family members. Drafting a health care directive that explicitly states your wishes can alleviate the burden.