If you were in a persistent vegetative state, would you want to prolong your health care?
I. Overview of a Living Will
A Living Will is a legal document that instructs others about your desired medical treatment and used only when incapacity, illness, or a permanently unconscious state prevents you from communicating on your own.
A "permanently unconscious state" is an irreversible condition where a person is permanently unaware of themselves or their surroundings.
Determining a permanently unconscious state requires that at least two physicians examine the patient. Both physicians must also agree that the patient neither has higher brain function nor is unable to feel pain or suffering.
II. Benefits of a Living Will
It is crucial to have a Living Will in place if:
1. you want to ensure your wishes are carried out,
2. you desire to take the weight of health care decisions off your family members and,
3. you want to avoid disagreements amongst family members who may differ in opinion as to what levels of care you should receive.
III. Contact Us
Having an up-to-date Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney provides comfort in knowing that when the time comes, medical treatment will take place in the manner that you chose. All too often, by the time a need for these documents arises, it's too late. Don't delay, prepare, or update your Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney today!
Call Attorney, Kimberly M. Soto at 321.972.2279 about your Living Will and Estate Planning needs. The Soto Law Office, P.A. is conveniently located in Altamonte Springs, FL near I-4, and proudly serves residents in Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Longwood, Ocoee, Orlando, Orange County, Osceola County, Lake County, Seminole County, Volusia County, and throughout Central Florida.