I'll make it as brief as I can --
My dad was in a car wreck in another state from which I reside. I found out shortly after that he had given his girlfriend (of 3 years)'s daughter power of attorney. His girlfriend died in the wreck. His girlfriend's daughter is now throwing up the power of attorney and has blocked people from coming to the ICU to see him. They have also listed him as confidential so that no one can call to get updates from the staff. Not sure why he gave his power of attorney to her, don't even know what kind of power of attorney it is, but apparently it means something if the hospital has blocked people based on her say so. He is medicated and out of it right now, but he would be very upset if he had any idea that I could get no information. Is there anything legally that I can do since she is not at all related to him and has only known him 3 years, versus my 36? I can't even fly up because I have no legal precedence....or so I have been told. This cuts me off at the knees....what can I do? On top of being upset because of the accident, I am hurt by his poa being given to someone that I have never even met. I don't know what to do.
Oh...I am in SC. This happened in MO.