St Louis Health Care Declaration – Missouri Living Will Lawyer

St Louis Health Care Declaration - Missouri Living Will Lawyer

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This document is commonly known as a Health Care Declaration or Directive, Missouri Living Will, or Advance Directive. The purpose, regardless of the name, is to ensure your wishes regarding medical treatments are followed when you are unable to communicate your wishes to the doctors yourself. Common provisions in this document pertain to the use of artificial life support machinery and/or a feeding tube that can prolong an individual's life for many years, even though that individual has no hope of any recovery. In addition, it can be drafted to provide direction regarding the relief of pain, even pain relief that may quicken death, organ donation, and other health care matters. Chapter 459 of the Missouri Revised Statutes outlines the laws and requirements guiding the drafting and administration of a Health Care Directive. Without a Advance Health Care Directive or Living Will, your health care decisions may be left to an individual you would not otherwise choose to have such power.

In addition to the Advance Health Care Directive or Living Will, it is extremely important that you name an individual(s) as your Power of Attorney to ensure someone has the power and authority to ensure the desires and wishes you have outlined in your Advance Health Care Directive or Living Will are followed by the doctors and hospital.

The Estate Planning Attorneys of TdD Attorneys at Law can provide a single document entitled Health Care Declaration that includes both your wishes outlined in a Health Care Directive and a Power of Attorney granted to the individual you choose to ensure your wishes are followed.

St. Peters Advance Directive Attorney

From offices in St. Louis, Missouri, TdD Attorneys at Law LLC, represents clients in communities throughout the metro area including St. Charles, St. Peters and Chesterfield. Contact attorney Ted Disabato at 314-527-3224 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced St. Peters advance directive attorney today. Our firm offers reasonable fees and payment arrangements to all clients.

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