What would happen if you were severely injured or became seriously ill and were incapable of making medical decisions for yourself? It is a scary thought—one that nobody likes to ponder for very long. There may be certain medical procedures, such as mechanical breathing, tube feeding, or resuscitation that you want or do not want to happen. However, there is no way for anyone to know this unless you clearly spell it out.
The best way to do this is to create a living will. Following are three major benefits of a living will:
- Refuse treatment – One of the main benefits of having a living will is that you are able to refuse treatments that you are not comfortable with—especially in end-of-life situations.
- Know the outcome – You never know what type of accident or illness might occur, putting your life in jeopardy. With a living will, you will have peace of mind, knowing that you are in charge of your treatment—even if you are unable to communicate with doctors and family members.
- Prevent family problems – During stressful and emotional times, even the closest families can have serious disagreements. A living will can help to prevent arguments among family members that are trying to make difficult medical decisions on your behalf.
Put yourself at ease and take the burden off your family by creating a living will. Contact one of our experienced living will attorneys by filling out the contact form on this page. We will get back to you quickly!