Las Vegas Living Wills
A Las Vegas living will is a separate document from a person’s will. A living will lets you specify decisions about artificial life support or life-prolonging treatments in advance of your death.
The kinds of procedures one may typically consider include
Transfusions of blood
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Administration of drugs
Administration of food and water
Use of a respirator
Prepare for the Future: Make Your Wishes Known
A Las Vegas living will enables you to decide in advance if you want to terminate life support when there is very little chance of recovery. This protects your loved ones from having to make these difficult choices and gives you the opportunity to state your wishes in a legal document.
A living will also enables you to designate a person whom you trust to consent to the withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures on your behalf.
Our attorney can help you prepare a do not resuscitate order or DNR. If a medical emergency occurs, this form alerts emergency personnel that you do not wish to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you are in the hospital, your doctor can add a DNR order to your medical record.
Living Wills in Las Vegas Cover Palliative Care
If you want death to occur naturally, you can still have treatment to alleviate pain or keep you comfortable. This is called palliative care and it can be administered at home, in a hospice facility, or at a hospital.