Coupeville, WA asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Washington

Q: can i sue for a wrongful death suit for the death of fiance'? we intended on marrying and we share a child.

my fiance' got ill. his mother allowed him to be transferred to a hospital he told me never to take him to. I disclosed that info to her and was ignored. me and him had previously written up a form placing one another as durable power of attorney's. I could not obtain a copy until the 3rd day he was there. The 4 and 5 day, the hospital gave me the run around. The document was enforced on day 6. The Family had been making all decisions, knowing we had a document like this, and had decided to withdrawal him from treatment. After the document was given, they manipulated me and told me they get to make the decision and they are deciding with the family. I was out numbered, in shock, and had just battled the doctors about transferring him due to me already arranging the transfer prior to arrival. The form did not give them the permission to decide. it gave permission to me. they withdrew treatment. My name is not on the DNR form, My name is not signed authorizing anything. what can i do?

1 Lawyer Answer

Peter N. Munsing

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A: The child has a claim. Contact a member of the State of Washington Trial lawyers Association. They give free consults.

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