Before the story airs: Parents not allowed to make medical decisions for their children?

Posted November 5, 2015 7:34 a.m. EST
Updated November 6, 2015 3:25 p.m. EST

It’s not something I ever thought about, and you probably haven’t either. Of course I’d be able to make medical decisions for my children if they couldn’t, right? WRONG!

Parents are finding out in the most agonizing way what it can mean for healthcare when their child turns 18.

Hear from a mom whose son ended up in a coma from a terrible accident just three weeks after he turned 18. Even though he was still in high school and covered under his family’s insurance, his parents were LEGALLY POWERLESS when it came to critical decisions about his medical care.

I hope you’ll join me Monday at 6 p.m. to hear this important message for all parents – from a mom who wants all of us to know the overwhelming legal battle that can hit at a most traumatic time, and the three documents you need to make sure it doesn’t happen to your family!