Recent Posts in Powers of Attorney Category

  • An Envelope with a Surprise in It

    || 18-Jun-2013

    For Clients, Professional Advisors and Community: Very recently, I came home to a strange brown envelope from Lutheran General Hospital. It wasn’t a bill or a lab report. It was from “Medical Records” and was hand addressed. I couldn’t figure out what it might be. My only encounter with Lutheran General this year was when I had revision surgery on my left foot. I opened it ...
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  • Organ Donation via Facebook. Is It Binding?

    || 9-May-2012

    For Clients, Advisors and Community. There was recent news that Facebook users could register as organ donors. This development gave great publicity to the fact that 70% of individuals would accept a donated organ if needed but only 30% are registered to be organ donors. The result has been a well publicized shortage of needed organs for transplantation. Please note that looking for an organ donor ...
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  • What Is a DNR Order? How Does It Work?

    || 1-May-2012

    For Clients, Community and Advisers. I am often asked about the mechanics of implementing a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Order. Many elder or infirm clients do not want to spend their last months dragged through extraordinary medical procedures. Rather, they choose to have a natural death without having the medical establishment bring out the paddles every time they arrest or have breathing trouble. ...
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  • The Tables Are Turned - The Lawyer as Client

    || 2-Nov-2011

    For Clients, Community and Advisors. I’ve spent 30 years counseling clients in making choices and giving directions concerning durable powers of attorney for health care and end of life treatment. In the last week, I came face to face with the inevitable decisions that families of my clients have been forced to make. Being a “client” makes me more aware of the very real gut ...
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