Thursday, July 3, 2014
Court-Appointed Guardianship Program is a 'Huge Injustice'
Former Medina County Probate Judge John Lohn in 2011 declared now-78-year-old Larry Nauth incompetent to handle his own medical and financial decisions because he has Alzheimer’s disease.
Lohn appointed an attorney as medical guardian because Marie Nauth and her husband’s children from a previous marriage couldn’t get along and couldn’t agree on which family member should oversee his affairs. Nauth became financial guardian.
The appointed attorney later resigned and in January 2012 a new one stepped in.
That’s when Nauth said her troubles began.
“She has full power over my poor husband and I’m just kind of stuck with that,” Nauth said. “It’s not what I thought it would be like at all.”
She’s had trouble getting in contact with the guardian via email and telephone, Nauth said, which could seriously damage her husband’s health.
“As soon as the hospitals find out there’s a guardian, they don’t know who they can talk to — even though I’m his wife,” she said. “Huge mistakes can be made if they can’t get ahold of her.”
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Wife: Court-Appointed Guardianship Program is "Huge Injustice"