Although the United States is nearing 200,000 deaths with 1,000 dying daily from COVID-19, and 6.2 million cases, according to Vox the number of cases of COVID-19 in the United States is falling.
Did You Know? Terri Schiavo’s case shows the importance of having a Healthcare Power of Attorney or an Advance Directive
If you have not heard of the Terry Schiavo case, you might not understand the importance of having a Healthcare Power of Attorney or an Advance Directive. Terri Schiavo was a 26-year-old woman who suffered from a heart attack that left her in a coma. Two months into the coma the doctors declared her to be in a permanent vegetative state with no chance of recovery. For the next two years the doctors tried all forms of physical therapy to bring her back, without any success. At that point Terri’s husband petitioned the court to remove lifesustaining treatment, but her parents fought back, believing she retained some part of her consciousness. What ensued became one of the biggest courtroom showdowns in American history, bringing in activists from all over the world for both sides. Thirteen years after the lawsuit was filed, after multiple appeals and national notoriety, the Court allowed her husband to remove life-sustaining treatment.
By only 37 votes patrons of the Pocahontas School District rejected a millage increase to fund a new Pocahontas High School.
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas legislators approved a plan to add $300 a week to unemployment benefits, to extend the extra benefits available during the coronavirus pandemic.
You really don’t need an attorney for a contract. Of course it’s a good idea to have an attorney draft one, but if you are hurting for money or you are short on time, and the contract is not for a giant chunk of money, you can do it yourself. They are really quite simple.