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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