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

Answers:

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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