Random question for Americans or people in the know - absolutely not fic related, no way, I’ve got work to do and I’m not writing anything, that would be irresponsible of me, hhahahaha, nope, just honest to God curiosity - if you were in a coma for months and you had no family, how would that work? Like, would you have to leave very clear instructions not to be unplugged? Or would you be ‘killed’ anyway after a certain time if no brain activity showed up on monitors? And what about your stuff? Say you were upper upper middle class, so wealthy enough to cover medical expenses for a certain number of months, but not more - would a lawyer be appointed to sell your house so they can keep your body on life-support? Or would the hospital just keep you alive for free, because Hippocratic oath? And would any of that change if you were a famous person?
(I don’t need Harvard Law precision about this,
I’d only like the story to be believable for Americans I’m just trying to finish a crossword / win a bet / understand this dream I had. Ugh. Okay, bye.)