Georgia State Court Upholds Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

The development of Georgia case law on the enforcement of nursing home arbitration agreements took another step forward recently, as the State Court of Chatham County granted a motion to compel arbitration brought by Arnall Golden Gregory attorneys in favor of a defendant nursing home in Savannah. 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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