Chicago Hospital Asked Court to Revoke Power of Attorney


A recent Chicago court filing illustrates the difficulties encountered by caregivers of ailing parents or relatives. Sometimes, there’s a fine line between “medical” care and “long term” care and those involved in the care of a particular patient may vehemently disagree as to which category applies. This untenable situation can cause unfortunate conflicts to arise between health care provider and family members of sick patients.

This is exactly what occurred recently at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital, as detailed in this Chicago Tribune article. The daughter of Dolores Bedin, an elderly women suffering from incurable pancreatic cancer, refused to allow her mother to be discharged from the hospital despite the hospital’s assertion that she had been ready for release since September 18th.

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