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I am very sorry for your brother's situation.What is his legal rights for someone to just go over his meds and see if all of them are necessary?
He cannot make
someone take a look at his chart more than they have to. If the hospital is treating him, then while he can choose whether or not he wants certain aspects of the treatment, he cannot mandate specific care.
What he can
do is threaten them a little. This likely will not play over well for friendships, but at least it would get the job done, possibly. He can state that he has been reading up on "medical malpractice," and he needs someone to take a look at his chart, for example.
According to F.S. 766.102
"In any action for recovery of damages based on the death or personal injury
of any person in which it is alleged that such death or injury resulted from the negligence of a health care provider ... the claimant shall have the burden of proving by the greater weight of evidence that the alleged actions of the health care provider represented a breach of the prevailing professional standard of care for that health care provider. The prevailing professional standard of care for a given health care provider shall be that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers."
In other words, every case is subjective and is on a case by case basis - what would have the reasonable doctor done?
So them simply not checking his chart is not automatically malpractice, but could be, especially if he is hurt by them not doing so.
The hospital staff may be a little more expedient if he mentions something akin to this. But again, this does run the risk of damaging his relations with the staff, so it is best stated lightly.
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