Last week, Life Legal received a call from the daughter of a 93-year-old woman who was being deprived of nutrition and hydration in a Northern California hospital. Our team responded immediately by filing court pleadings demanding that the woman receive proper care. Life Legal attorney Terry Thompson then appeared before a judge to seek a temporary restraining order prohibiting the hospital from putting the woman to death.
We were successful in obtaining the order! The woman had been without food and water for three days and was near death, but she is now recuperating thanks to the efforts of the Life Legal team.
It should be noted that the woman does not have a terminal illness. She is able to breathe on her own. Yet the hospital believed it was within its rights to end her life without her consent or the consent of her family because she was elderly.
Life Legal provides guidance regarding advance healthcare directives to ensure that you and your loved ones are not deprived of life-sustaining care against your wishes.