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Nursing Care Services, Inc. v. Dobos

District Court of Appeal of Florida
380 So. 2d 516 (1980)


Facts

Dobos (defendant) was admitted to Boca Raton Community Hospital with an abdominal aneurysm. Dobos's doctor ordered around-the-clock nursing care and transferred Dobos to the care of Nursing Care Services, Inc. (Nursing Care) (plaintiff). Nursing Care provided two weeks of in-hospital care, two days of post-release care, and two weeks of in-home care, for which Dobos was later billed $3,723.90. Dobos refused to pay for Nursing Care’s services, arguing that she never signed a written contract or orally agreed to do so. After a bench trial, Nursing Care was awarded $248 for the two days of post-release care that Dobos or her daughter had authorized. No other compensation was awarded, because Dobos was not sufficiently informed that she would be responsible for paying for those services. Nursing Care appealed that portion of the judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hurley, J.)

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