Georgia Court Upholds Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

Yet another trial court has joined the trend in favor of enforcing nursing home arbitration agreements. The State Court of Richmond County granted a motion to compel arbitration brought by Arnall Golden Gregory attorneys in favor of a defendant nursing home in Augusta. The plaintiff sued the facility in state court, alleging negligence in the care that he had received, even though he had voluntarily entered into an arbitration agreement with the facility upon admission. The arbitration agreement at issue was a separate, stand-alone agreement, and contained language that made it clear that its execution was not a condition of admission.

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