Residents of Florida nursing homes who lack the capacity of sign contracts cannot be held accountable to them, including binding arbitration clauses in nursing home new resident contracts, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled. Juan Mendez Sr. and his son, Juan Mendez Jr., sued Miami-based Hampton Court Nursing Center, alleging Mr. Mendez Sr. had suffered neglect under their care. The lawsuit claimed that while living at the facility, the elder Mendez had developed an eye infection which later led to the removal of his left eye. Before the matter could be discussed between the two parties, the nursing home invoked ... Read More
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