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End Of Life Choices: Brittany Maynard One Year Later

You may remember our blog post last year sharing the story of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old young woman with aggressive terminal brain cancer and a prognosis of death in the following few weeks. She decided to relocate to Oregon from California to take advantage of Oregon’s death with dignity law which allows terminally ill Oregon residents to obtain and use prescriptions from their physicians for self-administered, lethal medications. Brittany’s message was clear– death with dignity gave her a choice about end of...

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015

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Death With Dignity: Personal Stories You Need To Hear

The Debate About Ending Life In the Fall 2014 we posted a blog about one death with dignity story with 29-year old Brittany Maynard and her controversial decision to move to Oregon where the law allows terminally ill patients to obtain a lethal dose of barbituates.  She had an inoperable brain tumor with only months to live and wanted to be able to control her own end-of-life care. The “Death with Dignity Act” is a controversial bill that allows for legal self-euthanasia. It is aimed towards terminally ill patients, who...

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

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Death With Dignity: Brittany Maynard Follow Up Story

In November 2014 we posted a story on Brittany Maynard, a beautiful 29 year-old newlywed diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and no hope for a cure. She made the controversial decision to end her life, on her terms, in Oregon where death with dignity laws allow terminally ill patients to take a lethal dose of prescribed medication to end their life. Our mission at Miller Elder Law Firm is to passionately advocate for issues of the aging and special needs population, and we want to share Brittany’s story to help everyone learn...

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015

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