Is a hospital forcing you to pull the plug against your will?
We can help protect your right to fight for your loved one’s life. Complete the form below to speak to one of our patient advocates who are trained to identify how time-sensitive your situation is, offer practical advice and if needed, connect you with an attorney.
If you think that a disagreement is brewing between you and the hospital caring for your loved one, seek help immediately.
Texas Right to Life is experienced in advocating for patients and their families through these complicated conflicts with medical professionals. While we are not a law firm, our patient advocates are deeply invested in helping families ensure you and your loved ones have a voice in this unjustly slanted process.
We may be able to help in these situations:
- You’re given 10 days to transfer your loved one before they pull the plug;
- A hospital ethics committee meeting has been called to discuss removing your loved one’s life-sustaining treatment against your will (like a ventilator, dialysis, or blood pressure medication);
- Doctors declared your loved one brain dead and want to withdraw life-sustaining treatment against your will;
- You know or suspect that a hospital or doctor has placed an unwanted do-not-resuscitate order (DNR) on your loved one.
Fill out the form below to get started:
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*Please note that no contact to the hospital will be made before obtaining explicit consent from the patient’s surrogate decision maker. Collection here of the name and location of the hospital helps our office quickly identify which staff members and advocates are best suited to assist, and whether other current situations are also occurring at the same facility.
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AG opinion that COVID19 rules in hospitals against allowing clergy in for patients is likely an unconstitutional infringement of the Free Exercise of Religion Clause
Opinion No. KP-0362