Medical Power of Attorney and Living Wills
in West Virginia
Trump & Trump, L.C. Will Help Plan Your Medical Wishes
The general provisions in a West Virginia power of attorney under the Uniform Power of Attorney Act do not apply when you are in an incapacitated state. Separate documents must be prepared to set forth your medical wishes. Reviewing these documents with a lawyer with skill to establish or change these provisions is a very wise decision. A living will and medical power of attorney work together provide directions for the care you want if you cannot later make treatment decisions yourself.
West Virginia Medical Power of Attorney for Health Decisions
For West Virginia residents, the medical power of attorney document appoints a representative to make health-related decisions on your behalf. These can relate to medical and/or surgical treatment, nursing care, medication, hospitalization, nursing home care, and home health care. This representative can consent to particular treatment, and even withdraw or refuse treatment. The person you name should be fully aware of your values, wishes, and decisions regarding your medical care.
Consult with Our Lawyer About Your Living Will
A living will document for West Virginia residents sets forth your wishes and tells medical providers the steps you want them to take when you are in a coma, vegetative state, or are terminally ill. The living will can include special directives to cover feeding tubes, respirators, or other such lifesaving measures. A living will is unique to each person’s needs and decisions and having one in place can assist with very difficult decisions.
Your Estate and Medical Decisions Can Be Set Ahead of Time
As mentioned earlier, West Virginia’s Uniform Power of Attorney Act sets forth decisions for your property and estate matters. Read the page on durable power of attorney and speak with our lawyer to set your decisions ahead of time. Plan for your living will today.
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