Alachua, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: In florida can a stepmother legally end life support even if there are signs of improvement and recovery

Father got sick and was put on life support with clasped lung and brain swelling after 2 weeks he has shown 70 percent improvement eyes are open and is off all meds still not talking .but possibly in next few days or weeks may be able to speak for his self. Can my stepmother pull the plug against the rest of the families wishes. Please any help would be greatly appreciated she wanted to do this today but hospital said to wait till tomorrow (which is today now) at 1pm eastern time florida can anything be done to stop her thanks and God Bless

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: She doesn't get to "pull the plug"; the hospital does, after consulting your father's living will, if any.

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