GA Supreme Court rules that a man suing a nursing home over wrongful death of his wife must 1st go to arbitration

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David Hutton has the story at Legal News Line

The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a man suing a nursing home over the alleged wrongful death of his wife must first take his case to arbitration.

The unanimous ruling, written by Justice Harold Melton on March 6, reversed a decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals, which had ruled that Lola Norton’s family was not tied to an arbitration agreement she signed when she went into the PruittHealth-Toccoa Nursing Home, which is owned and managed by United Health Services of Georgia Inc.

“We find that such an arbitration agreement does bind the decedent’s beneficiaries with respect to their wrongful death claims and accordingly reverse the Court of Appeals,” Melton wrote in the opinion.

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