Massachusetts Courts Split on Nursing Home Arbitration

Nursing home admissions are often emotionally fraught, and without realizing it, distressed family members may sign away all rights to a jury trial, including claims for serious injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.  Although nursing homes are prohibited from requiring residents to agree to arbitration as a condition of admission, such agreements are increasingly common.

If the party signing the agreement is a health care agent, rather than the resident herself, can the resident be compelled to arbitrate?  In March 2012, two Massachusetts superior courts reached inconsistent answers to this question.

Read more in this article by Attorney Rebecca J. Benson.

Newsletter Sign Up

Contact Us

Contact Haley

Contact Steven

Contact Sarah Henry

Contact Michael

Contact Sarah Hartline

Contact Laura

Contact Patricia

Contact Jeffrey

Contact Harry