You Never Know When Life Will Take An Unexpected Turn
You could suddenly become injured, ill or otherwise incapacitated and not be able to make the choices you have a right to make about your medical treatment. However, you can have a say in your treatment by taking the time to create a living will before something happens to you. At the law office of W. David Mancuso Attorney, LLC, we can help you plan today for tomorrow’s uncertainties. We create living wills and other advance directives that outline our clients’ wishes for medical treatment.
If you need advice about a living will, contact attorney David Mancuso in Baton Rouge to schedule an initial consultations to answer your questions and help you understand your estate planning options.
Planning For Your Medical Care
At our firm, we help our clients create an advance directive to fit their needs and goals, including living wills and medical powers of attorney. A living will is a document that describes your wishes for treatment if you become incapacitated such as the types of treatment you do not wish to receive such as:
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Medications and antibiotics
- Ventilators, respirators and other life-support machines
- Feeding tubes and other artificial forms of nutrition and hydration
- Organ donation
A medical power of attorney allows you to appoint an “agent” to make decisions for you regarding your medical care and treatment. This person does not have to be a lawyer; you can choose a loved one or close relative to make decisions about your health. It can go into effect immediately or when you become incapacitated, and you can revoke it at any time you are able. You can also create powers of attorney to address your finances and/or property management as well. A complete estate plan should include properly prepared powers of attorney and living wills to address your particular desires and needs in the event of a disability or incapacity.
Talk To Our Louisiana Advance Directive Lawyer
To speak with us about your wishes regarding your medical care and treatment, and other essential estate planning matters, schedule a consultation with attorney David Mancuso. Contact our Baton Rouge, Louisiana, law office by email or call us at 225-754-9872. For your convenience, evening and weekend office hours are available by appointment.