In Maryland, if you become incapacitated, a healthcare power of attorney or a medical power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to designate a trusted individual someone who will carry out your medical and end-of-life wishes in the event that you are unable to do so. Choosing the right person to act as your medical agent is important, and at the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC we can help you make sure your wishes are carried out.
Creating a Maryland Medical Power of Attorney to Protect Your Medical Decisions
Creating a Maryland Advance Medical Directive provides you the opportunity to inform your family and medical providers about whether you wish to be kept alive by artificial means or to be allowed to die naturally. A major problem with a Maryland Living Will is that many doctors won’t act under the living will unless all the family members are in agreement. With a Maryland Power of Attorney, you can appoint a trusted individual to act as your agent. Your agent will have the power to make all medical decisions on your behalf. Once appointed your agent can make sure your wishes are carried out even if some of your family members do not support your choices.
Establishing a Healthcare Power of Attorney in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County
A Maryland Medical Power of Attorney is broader than a Living Will. To create a Maryland Healthcare Power of Attorney, you have to select an agent, or even multiple agents, to represent you and advocate for your medical decisions. It is important that you choose someone who will do what you want and not what they want. If your agent is not strong-willed enough to withstand potential pressure from family and friends, they may not follow through with your decisions.
At the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, we recommend that when you select your agent under a Maryland Medical Power of Attorney, you communicate with your potential agent to make sure that they know your decisions and will carry out your wishes. By discussing your choices with your potential agent in advance, you will be protected from having the doctor, legislature, or court decide what to do with your life. That is your decision to make.
Maryland Medical Power of Attorney in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County
We will prepare your Maryland Healthcare Power of Attorney, properly and in accordance with Maryland law to make sure everyone, including you, your agent, and your health care provider, understands your wishes regarding your medical care and needs.
Our firm diligently represents clients across Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, College Park, Cheverly, Greenbelt, Oxon Hill, Hyattsville, Upper Marlboro, Largo, Bowie and surrounding communities. To schedule an initial consultation and discuss your Maryland Medical Power of Attorney, call the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams directly at (301) 778 – 9950 or leave an online request for a consultation.