If you become incapacitated in Maryland, an advance medical directive or living will is a legal document that will address your physical well-being and healthcare.
A Maryland Advance Medical Directive allows you to pre-determine medical treatment and end of life care. The choices you make about your end of life care important, and at the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC we can help you make sure your wishes are carried out.
A Maryland Medical Directive can address:
- Making your healthcare decisions such as what medicine you will receive and types of physical therapy
- Deciding where you will live such as at a nursing home or in your family home
- Choosing your medical care provider
Creating a Maryland Advance Medical Directive can Protect Your Medical Decisions in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County
A Maryland living will provides you the opportunity to express whether you want to be kept alive by artificial means and whether tube feeding should be continued if it is the only treatment you are receiving. Your advance medical directive reinforces your decision to be kept alive on a machine or to be allowed to die naturally.
By creating a Maryland Advance Medical Directive, you 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 issue with having only a living will is that many doctors won’t act under the Maryland Living Will unless all the family members are in agreement. Your Advance Medical Directive becomes significantly more powerful, with the joined authority of a Maryland Medical Power of Attorney. A Maryland Medical Power of Attorney allows you to appoint an agent to ensure that the decisions in your Advance Medical Directive are carried out appropriately. Once appointed your agent can make certain your wishes are carried out even if some of your family members do not support your choices.
Living Will and Advance Medical Directive Attorney in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County
It is important to make sure you family members and loved ones are aware of your choices. Explaining your end-of- life choices will help avoid a drawn out battle and court litigation regarding your medical decisions.
At the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC, we will prepare your Maryland Advance Medical Directive correctly, precisely, 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 to discuss a your Maryland Advance Medical Directive, call the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams directly at (301) 778 – 9950 or leave an online request for a consultation.