A nurse’s alleged failure to exercise due care in moving a patient from a bed to a gurney, resulting in injuries to the patient, arose during the provision of medical care and services. Therefore, the patient’s subsequent negligence claims sounded in medical malpractice and were subject to Florida’s medical negligence statute of limitations and pre-suit requirements.
Evidence that a cardiologist failed to order a cardiac catheterization on a patient after a stress test indicated coronary artery disease was insufficient to support a jury’s verdict that the cardiologist was liable for the patient’s subsequent death due to a heart attack caused by a thrombus, a blood clot which blocks an artery.
An approved programmable pump for delivering medication into a patient requiring a chronic infusion of drugs had been used successfully by the plaintiff’s decedent for two years, when the pump delivered an excess of medication resulting in the patient’s death. The plaintiff sued in state court for negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty.