Medical Powers Of Attorney and Directives

We regret to inform you that Attorney Michael Sloan has died. Prior to his death, Michael asked that his Social Security cases be referred to Attorney Laura Gadness. Laura has been representing claimants before the Social Security Administration since 2006, and is honored by his trust in her.

Laura offers free Social Security and SSI consultations. No fee is paid unless/until a case is won. She realizes that it is often difficult for her clients to get to an attorney’s office, and she can handle most cases by phone and mail. If you would like to make a free appointment (phone or office – your choice) with Laura, please call her office at 214-473-8383 or toll free 844-752-6652 or email her at

If you have a pending claim with Mr. Sloan as your representative, you will not have to start over. Laura can pick up your case at its current level. Usually this will not delay your claim. Nonetheless, it is important that you contact her immediately so that she can she begin work on your case as soon as possible.

You can read more about Laura by visiting her website

Medical Powers of Attorney and Directives are essential documents to have completed in the event you are not able to make decisions regarding your medical treatment.

Medical Powers of Attorney: With a medical power of attorney you can select an individual you want to make decisions regarding your medical treatment. This individual will be empowered to make decisions such as whether to allow surgery or other invasive procedures. Another individual is typically appointed to act in the event the first individual named cannot act.

Medical Directives: In a medical directive you are giving instructions to your doctors as how you wish your medical treatment to be handled in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal condition. You can elect to have palliative, or comfort care, so that you can die peacefully, or you can direct the doctor to do all that is possible to save your life.

It is always wise to discuss your wishes with whoever you select to in your behalf in the medical power of attorney so that they know what your wishes are. For example, one who becomes the victim of a devastating stroke making it impossible for the individual to communicate with their doctor may want only comfort care so that they can die peacefully and avoid having a feeding tube, which would unnecessarily prolong life.

For more information, please visit our Wills & Probate page.

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Texas lawyer Michael Sloan represents clients in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, in communities such as Allen, Richardson, Prosper, Wylie, Murphy, Sachse, Sherman, Denison, Bonham, Anna, Van Alstyne, Greenville, and Celina, and in Dallas County, Grayson County, Hunt County, Fannin County, Collin County and Denton County.