Once you are being treated by a doctor, does he or she have the legal right to drop you halfway through treatment because of lack of money?

Asked on March 26, 2015 under Malpractice Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, he or she does. A doctor is not a charity--he or she may be a healer, but he or she is also essentially a business. They provide medical care in exchange for payment; if you can't pay, they do not have to provide medical care--even if you have been a tenant, or are in the midst of a course of treatment.

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