What Are My Rights As A Patient In Florida?

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Florida hospital patients have rights, among them the right to be given information concerning their diagnosis, treatment, alternatives, risks and prognosis. You also have rights under our civil justice system to seek compensation if your health care provider was negligent in providing your care and you were injured as a result.

At Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., our attorneys are here to protect your rights if you have suffered a serious injury or a loved one has died due to medical negligence or malpractice. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, call 786-401-4706.

Rights Of Patients In Florida

Under Florida law, you have certain rights as a patient of a health care professional. Those rights include:

  • The right to individual dignity
  • The right to information
  • The right to financial disclosure

Florida statutes provide specific information about your rights in Section 381.026. You also have the right to express grievances to your health care provider regarding alleged violations of your rights. Your health care provider is required by law to provide you the facility's procedures for expressing a grievance.

If your medical provider was guilty of malpractice and you suffered a serious injury as a result, you also have rights under our civil justice system. Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. If your doctor committed medical malpractice, you can seek compensation for losses such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent impairment or death

Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for patients who suffered serious injuries as a result of negligence by the medical provider. We also represent families in cases of wrongful death.

Need To Learn More About Patient Rights?

For a free initial consultation, call 786-401-4706 or complete our contact form. Our lawyers handle cases of medical malpractice throughout the Miami area, South Florida and across the United States from our offices in Coral Gables.