My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Florida
I was involuntarily baker acted on 12-21 by the police when they came to
My apartment regarding a call from my husband. They took me to the ER where the next day 12-22, I was transferred to a mental health facility. They did not release me until 12-25. The Florida Baker Act states "A person may not be held for involuntary examination for longer than 72 hours. Within the 72 hour examination period one of the following must take place: the person must be released unless charged with a crime; the person must be released for outpatient treatment; the person must be asked to give express and informed consent to voluntary placement; or a petition for involuntary placement must be filed with the circuit court by the facility administrator.
None of those happened. Do I have grounds for a suit? I now have a stack of medical bills from the ER, mh facility, and ambulance, not to mention the fact I spent most of Christmas day in the nuthouse and not with my friends and family.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.