Sussex, NJ asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Health Care Law for New Jersey

Q: Zoll medical forced him to take home a 4000 per month product under duress. How can he stop them, cancel.

He was told his discharge from the hospital would not be allowed unless he took the Zoll company product. Otherwise the hospital would not let him go home.

Because he had no choice he took the Zoll company product that he did not want but was forced into accepting. If he was not released he would have to pay the entire stay and cardiac bypass out of pocket. They said it was the "key" to be discharged.

The paperwork he signed that he was not given a chance to read until he got home shows that the Zoll product costs over 4 thousand dollars a month.

He can not possibly afford that does not even Want the Zoll medical product. Even at 20 percent he can not pay for what seems to be sales by extortion

1 Lawyer Answer
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Based on your brief description, I would argue that the requirement to accept the Zoll equipment is a contract of adhesion and not enforceable. You failed to mention whether there were other equipment available or other procedures which did not require the equipment. In any case, you have a difficult problem on your plate that may result in litigation. So I suggest you contact an attorney to examine your alternatives while bearing in mind the health issues.

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