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Establishing Duty of Medical Care in Florida

Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If duty of medical care was not properly established or adhered to during your treatment, speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Malove Henratty, P.A. online or call (954) 767-1000.

Exceptions to the Rule of Duty of Medical Care

Generally speaking, duty of care is established through voluntary agreement from both doctor and patient. In circumstances that do not allow for this type of agreement, the doctor may still be obligated to provide treatment despite the lack of voluntary agreement. In such cases, the doctor-patient relationship is typically formed with a family member of the patient instead.

Examples of permissible exceptions include:

  • Patient is unconscious and cannot agree to the doctor-patient relationship prior to treatment
  • Hospital Emergency Room may be required to treat someone who comes in with a life-threatening illness or injury
  • Hospital accepts certain federal funding that obligates the facility to treat indigent patients in specified circumstances

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