Nursing Home Can't Send Patient Death Suit To Arbitration

By Y. Peter Kang (May 5, 2020, 10:55 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina appellate panel on Tuesday affirmed a trial court's denial of arbitration in a suit accusing a nursing home of causing a patient's death, saying the home failed to prove the existence of a valid arbitration agreement.

In a published opinion, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel upheld the denial of arbitration in a suit accusing Azalea Health & Rehab Center and its parent company, Saber Healthcare Holdings LLC, of causing the death of patient William Rogers. The suit, filed by the patient's son-in-law and estate administrator, Anthony Register, alleges that the home provided unspecified negligent medical treatment that...

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