Nursing Home Negligence

By HSK, March 7, 2014

Probate administration usually involves the stay of the deceased person at a nursing home prior to death.  Sometimes it’s an outstanding bill that needs to be paid, but sometimes it is nursing home negligence.  Ohio courts have once again stood up for the patient by permitting a case of negligence to be taken to a jury.  It is now standard practice for nursing homes to get patients to sign away their right to go to court if negligence occurs; it is called an arbitration clause.  In Cantie v. Hillside the courts have again said if the nursing home fails to assert the arbitration clause early, it waives its right to raise it later.  Know what you are signing.  Hire a probate professional.

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