End of life issues can be complicated

Long H. Duong, Esq. Living Will

MunozI shy away from scare tactics, but the latest story about Marlise Munoz – a 33 year old and 22 weeks pregnant woman is horrifying.  A judge in Texas has (reluctantly, I’m sure) ordered that she be taken off of life support.

This isn’t a story about the importance of having documents like a “Health Care Surrogate Designation” (though you should).  The only thing I’m concerned about is the fact that people are not opening enough dialogue about what would happen if they died unexpectedly.

Unfortunately for Munoz, not even the State of Texas couldn’t legislate a perfect solution – who could?

Talk to your spouse, your parents and your (adult) kids and make sure they are all adequately prepared in case one of them leaves this world prematurely.

 

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