Patient Recovers After Family Advised to Remove Life Support

From time to time i hear of stories like this either from clients or from news reports, and i like to document them as much as possible.

No details are available on this one, but a couple of days ago clients of mine told me about a friend of theirs who was very ill, considered terminal at the time, whose doctor advised the family to “pull the plug” and withdraw treatment.  The family refused, and the patient made a full recovery.

Just another anecdotal case to keep in mind before drafting your Advance Health Care Directive, especially these days when a “death panel” may end up standing in the shoes of the agents you trust.


This is general information for educational purposes, not to be relied on as specific legal advice.

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