Legal Question in Personal Injury in California

If a patient has been declared brain dead, are we forced to unplugg the patient? Do we lose the right to request to keep him on life support because hes been declared brain dead?

Asked on 7/13/13, 9:02 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Steven Sweat Steven M. Sweat, APC

This depends upon several things including whether or not the patient executed a health care directive prior to becoming incapacitated.

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Answered on 7/13/13, 9:58 pm
Joel Selik

Definitely not.

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Answered on 7/14/13, 11:22 am

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