Nursing Home Contracts.

Question: : I am being sued for my mother’s nursing home charges for $30,000.00+. According to their records, I signed a contract stating I was responsible for her debt.

Answer: An attorney experienced in this area needs to review the contract and the law. There are federal restrictions on nursing homes insisting on guarantees of relatives. In addition, it is necessary to examine the terms of the contract and whether you signed individually or as representative of your mother. Attempts by nursing homes and debt collectors representing nursing homes to impose personal liability on relatives without legal basis are not uncommon.

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