Advance Medical Directives

VICTORY:  Pastor ESCAPES facility that meant to terminate him…

Life Legal attorneys have been in court over the past two weeks on behalf of Rev. Samuel*, a California pastor who was declared “brain dead” by doctors. The hospital had refused to perform a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, which resulted in a serious brain injury. Two weeks before the hospital did the brain …

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Life Legal holds the line against CRUEL, KILL-CRAZY SPOUSE…!

Three years ago Joshua Barras suffered a brain injury that left him disabled. Now his wife Maegan wants to kill him by removing his feeding tube. Life Legal is representing Kelly Barras, Josh’s mother.    Tragically, Josh has not received the rehabilitative therapy he needs, even though Maegan has launched several online fundraisers ostensibly for his treatment. Josh and Maegan were in …

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“I SAVED A GUY’S LIFE”

These were the first words that came from a Life Legal affiliate attorney when I called to ask him how the case was going. The attorney had gone to court to represent Lisa*, whose father Robert* was about to be intentionally dehydrated and starved to death.   Lisa has been caring for her father for 14 years. Robert suffers from dementia, but still recognizes his daughter …

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Court-appointed KILLERS call themselves “GUARDIANS….”

Caroline* called us after her mother’s care was taken over by a court-appointed guardian. The guardian does not know the family and has never visited the woman – yet she can liquidate the woman’s assets, enter into contracts on her behalf, determine where she will live, and make life and death decisions about her health care.  Last …

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Disabled Man Targeted for Torturous Death…!

The wife of a brain-injured man in Louisiana is determined to dehydrate him to death by removing his nutrition and hydration.   The euphemism for this barbaric treatment is “comfort care.” It used to be reserved for true end-of-life situations where a person with a terminal illness had only hours to live and could no longer assimilate food and water.  Today, however, …

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Coming Soon Near You: Live Organ Donation

April has been designated as National Donate Life Month and we at Life Legal want to take this opportunity to let you know about concerns we have with organ donor registries, namely premature organ harvesting of live patients who are unable to advocate for themselves.  It all starts with brain death.  The concept of “brain death” was created in the 1968 based on the assumption …

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Health Care Access and COVID: How to Protect Yourself

We are receiving a lot of calls regarding health care access and advocacy during COVID. As the number of COVID cases increase across the nation, many hospitals no longer allow visitors. This means patients are not only deprived of beneficial companionship, they are also deprived of access to loved ones who can advocate for their …

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SPECIAL MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19 AND ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES

How many times have we thought – or heard someone say: “I don’t want to be kept alive by a machine.” As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, the public is learning about the importance of mechanical ventilators in providing temporary breathing support for many of those infected.  Ventilators are saving lives! A false understanding of …

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Coronavirus: Protecting yourself and your loved ones

As our nation takes unprecedented steps to try to stave off a widespread outbreak of coronavirus, we want to give you some information about the virus as well as suggestions to protect yourself and your loved ones. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is urging us to practice social distancing. This entails avoiding crowds of …

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Elderly Woman Near Death When Life Legal Intervened

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 …

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