Ruppelt v. Laurel Healthcare

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog
October 16, 2012

The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico determined that a provision requiring patients in a nursing home to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of admission was unconscionable. New Mexico joins other states in this recent trend: “Hopefully more state and federal courts across the country will follow this model. It is simply inappropriate for facilities to take advantage of families at these times, when there is usually little opportunity to understand the specifics of the legal agreements.”

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