Brooksville, FL asked in Uncategorized for Florida

Q: Is a spouse responsible for the care of the other if they are disabled?

Woman’s leg is rotting, she’s wheelchair bound and spouse is supposed to care for her. She can’t move from the waist down, and this morning he says she’s been hiding that her leg has a gaping wound and is rotting. If he was bathing her and changing her clothes and assisting in the bathroom how he hadn’t seen this already. Is he responsible for this, since he is taking care of her

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Responsible in tort to her (or her insurance company) for negligent care? No, particularly since her conduct (hiding her condition from her) is the primary reason he didn't know about it.

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