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Asked on: 8/26/13, 1:54 am

Recently my father had a stroke, and soon afterwards was put on hospice. He died from hospice care a few days later. My brother and I were excluded from any decisions and discussions about him going on hospice to die. No one from the hospital, his doctors, his wife (not our mother), and hospice included us in any of the decisions, even when we asked. I think he was put on hospice way too soon and not given a chance to live or make his own decision, and we definatly were excluded from our fatherís decision to live. We do not think he had any kind of living will. I personally think his rights were violated and our rights may have been infringed upon. Does anyone have an idea if they were? And if so what can we do legally to make those responsible pay.

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