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Florida Supreme Court Rules Doctors Can Be Liable If Patients Commit Suicide

In a 5-2 decision, the court opined that while a Florida physician does not have a “duty” to prevent suicide for an outpatient — or a patient who is not in a hospital — the physician does have a statutory obligation to treat a patient within the standard of care.

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