By Professor Leigh Melton, JD, Amanda Bird, JD, and Lauren Ritter, JD
In September 2014, after fainting in her bathroom, 76-year-old Caroline Giada suffered a severe injury, was rushed to an emergency room, and was placed under “observation status” while medical staff conducted various tests to diagnose her injury.
By Miriam H. Markfield, Esq.
Elder and special needs law attorneys, who represent the interests of clients vulnerable to eugenic rhetoric and policy, are in a unique position to identify and combat eugenic threats to people with disabilities. Understanding the history of the Ame
By David Godfrey
Every day in a hospital near you, a patient is critically ill, near death, or unable to make or communicate his or her health care decisions, with no one named by the patient to make these decisions under such circumstances.
By Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq.
On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark on writ of certiorari from the Kentucky Supreme Court. The Kentucky Supreme Court found that an arbitration agreement executed by a principal’s
By Reviewed by Shelley D. Coelho, Esq.
The author, who professes to be “aged between eighty and one hundred,” prefers to deal with disposing of her belongings herself, instead of placing the burden on her family after her death. This book is relevant to elder law attorneys because we ofte
By Reviewed by Elle Tauer
When it comes to death and dying, perceptions are shaped by culture, and in The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying Eve Joseph takes us on a lyrical journey of historic and contemporary interpretations of the process. An easy read, this book is a
By Charles P. Golbert
What can the King of Horror teach attorneys about writing? A lot, it turns out.
By Reviewed by Kathleen Martin, CELA
This is a short book, jam-packed with important information that elder law attorneys wish everyone — individuals, caregivers, and caregivers-to-be — would pay attention to. The information is delivered in a humorous way, with a light hand, grounded i