Author Question: Power of Attorney 2/2


We’re continuing with author Christy Barritt’s question. You can find Part I here that deals with a gunshot wound to the head and brain bleeding. 
Christy Asks:
The victim’s father had Power of Attorney and the father lived four hours away, would it be possible for the father to request that his son be transferred to a hospital closer to his home so he could keep an eye on him? Or is that not done with victims with brain injuries? I need something for the fiancee and the future in laws to fight about.
Jordyn Says:
Yes, hospital transfer is possible but it depends on what type of injuries you pick. For instance, if you go the brain swelling route and there are no critical care services where the father lives—the hospital can’t transfer just based on that. Plus, my guess is they would wait until he was a little more stable anyway.
There would need to be appropriate hospital services there (where the father lives) that would be able to care for his injuries before the transfer would be approved.
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Christy Barritt is an author, freelance writer and speaker who lives in Virginia. She’s married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado. She’s only won one contest in her life–and her prize was kissing a pig (okay, okay… actually she did win the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery for her book Suspicious Minds also). Her current claim to fame is showing off her mother, who looks just like former First Lady Barbara Bush. When she’s not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and exploring small, unsuspecting towns where people have no idea how accident prone she is. For more information, visit her website at: www.christybarritt.com.

 

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