Legal Question in Personal Injury in California

If a patient does not have a living will in place and has been pronounced brain dead. As a resident of CA, do we have the right to keep him on life support after the doctors have deemed him brain dead? If so, for how long?

Asked on 7/14/13, 10:38 am

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Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

You haven't provided nearly enough information to answer your question. Who are "we"? What is your connection to the patient? What other information do you have about his wishes? What kind of facility is he in? Where is it located? Have you consulted his family members (or, if you're part of the family, at least the other members)? Who is trying to take him off life support? What are their reasons for wanting to disconnect him? What are your reasons for wanting to keep him connected?

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Answered on 7/14/13, 3:10 pm

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