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