There are many actors on the legal stage, and each plays an important part. The main objective is often protecting someone else or seeing that a person’s wishes are respected and carried out. The executors of an estate come to mind immediately, and there is a designated person who will take on what is nearly the same type of responsibility. That individual is granted medical powers of attorney.
Expecting the Unexpected
Medical powers of attorney are part of a living will. It is a document that addresses a medical emergency that may come from out of nowhere and generate unanticipated consequences. An accident or a cardiac arrest may leave the victim unresponsive. It is critical to have someone designated to represent the victim, and that individual is authorized with the medical powers of attorney. Group legal plans will combine writing a living will and medical powers of attorney into one service. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers this kind of two for one benefit option.
The Need for Guidance
Health care providers follow standard procedures if they do not know the victim’s medical care wishes. This may include administering treatment the patient objects to on religious grounds. It also means keeping the life support systems functioning. Family members could be in denial. They might want life support to continue despite no chance of their loved one regaining consciousness. The individual who has medical powers of attorney assumes responsibility for making the tough decisions. That takes a significant burden off the backs of others.
How Countrywide Helps
We have a nationwide network of lawyers who provide pre-paid legal services to group legal plan members. There is a Countrywide attorney in the community of each Countrywide client. Scheduling a meeting that respects social distancing and COVID-19 safety is easy to do.
A Countrywide lawyer knows what should be included in the medical powers of attorney documents. Our legal professional goes over the medical powers of attorney terminology with the group legal plan member and stresses the need to designate a responsible person to have the specified authority. Those treatments that physicians must avoid and when medical care should stop are part of the document. A plan member must be satisfied with the paperwork before it is finalized.
Client Determine the Plan
Countrywide has a primary objective of granting services to all employees. The composition of the workforce will make some of our options more important than the others. We do not know what the employees need, and we ask decision-makers to help us.
We will explain all our pre-paid legal services to the client and answer any questions. The client will then select those services which will be best for the employees. Those choices will be part of the final group legal plan design. We provide the efficient administration and superior member services that plan members appreciate.
We understand how difficult it can be to think of livings wills and medical powers of attorney. These are things we hope no one must use, but they are there if needed. Our attorneys have a reputation for excellent listening skills and high levels of emotional intelligence. You can depend on a Countrywide attorney to listen carefully before making suggestions. Our lawyers appreciate what the group legal plan member wants that is most important at the end of the day. We will never pressure a person to authorize what he or she does not wish to.
Medical powers of attorney are an excellent step in preparing a legal response to a medical emergency. Countrywide has the expertise required to draft this document so that it withstands any challenge. If you have any questions about Countrywide and our pre-paid legal services, please feel to contact us at your earliest convenience. We are here to serve.