DEAR HARRY: My 26-year-old son was injured in a fluke accident early in 2012. We have paid a small fortune in medical bills for him in addition to his health-insurance premiums. He has a small amount of earnings, plus some interest and dividends. The total comes to about $24,000. He has been either in hospitals or with us since the accident. There is no indication of whether he will fully recover.
Since those medical bills are way above that, may we claim him as a dependent? If not, may we claim a deduction for the medical bills?