Overseeing Patient Care

Conservatorship and Commitment Matters

Attorneys from our Trusts and Estates, Health Care and Litigation practices supervise and handle conservatorship and commitment matters for several large hospitals. When a patient is mentally or physically unable to manage his or her personal or financial affairs, our team secures appointment of conservators in probate court to make medical decisions and safe discharge arrangements on behalf of the patient and handle his or her financial matters, including obtaining public benefits. For patients with psychiatric illnesses, our team manages involuntary commitment proceedings to ensure that patients receive the care and treatment that they need at appropriate mental health facilities.