What is the Duty of Reasonable Care in Florida?

Posted on: December 30, 2019
Hollywood Hills Nursing Home / Wrongful Death Attorneys / Personal Injury Lawyers / Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Springs / Beers and Gordon P.A.According to Florida State Statutes relating to nursing homes and health care facilities, medical professionals are expected to uphold a “duty of reasonable care” for their patients and those under the care of said facility. But reasonability can sometimes be vague or difficult to define. How, for example, can a family member know when their loved ones are not being reasonably cared for and may need to take legal action?

Below is the statute that elaborates on this condition of reasonability.

Reasonable care is that degree of care which a reasonably careful licensee, individual, or entity would use under like circumstances… such nurse has the duty to exercise care consistent with the prevailing professional standard of care for a nurse. The prevailing professional standard of care for a nurse is that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar nurses.

Medical professionals are held to an incredibly high standard, but they also hold our lives in their hands. Their care of our needs must maintain the utmost levels of professional integrity.

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