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My mother died suddenly and left no written will. Can I use

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My mother died suddenly and left no written will. Can I use an affitdavit to request medical records as she made a verbal will. And if so can this to be given to medical records or rather the ceo of the hospital
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Are you her only child?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No there are four of us all together and my mum also had special guardianship over my cousins daughter which my sister has now taken over
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

Why do you wish to obtain the medical records?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
To assist in our complaint against the hospitals negligence resulting in my mother's death and depending on the outcome of the meeting to take legal action.
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

I am afraid that there is no such thing as a verbal Will unless the deceased is a soldier on active service.

IF you wish to obtain the records then your or one of your siblings needs to apply for Letters of Administration and then write a formal letter requesting the Records as Administrator of the Estate

Please ask if you need further details

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is there any other way around it
Expert:  Clare replied 10 months ago.

Would this be a problem?