21 Dec Virginia: Nursing Homes – a Lawyer’s Arbitration
On June 27, 2018, Circuit Court for Nelson County, Virginia issued its 16-page letter opinion in the nursing facility case of Stevens v. Medical Facilities of America XXXII (32) Limited Partnership, No. CL17000208-00, denying arbitration and venue change requested by the medical malpractice Defendant. Stevens opined that it was unclear whether the deceased patient’s son signed the arbitration as power-of-attorney and, dispositively, that the arbitration agreement could not cover a future wrongful death claim; plus that Nelson County was not an inconvenient venue.
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