Should I sign a legal document preventing me from later seeking reimbursement regarding an injury that I suffered?

I had an injury during a blood donation. Now the company said that I have to sign a letter stating that if any problems arise later from this injury that I cannot seek reimbursement from them later on. At this time I don’t have any pain associated with this injury but I have not been to the doctor after the initial visit.

Asked on May 12, 2017 under Malpractice Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Are they giving you anything in exchange for signing this waiver or limitiation of liability and your right to sue? For example, are they paying you anything? Giving you free medical treatment? Etc. If they are not giving you anything, why would you give up your right to seek compensation? And if they are offering you something, you'd only sign if what they are offering is worth giving up your right to seek compensation.

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