Date:August 31, 2015
Did you know that the fine print in many nursing home admissions contracts deprives residents of their constitutional rights, making their stay more dangerous? Anyone who has been through the admissions process knows how incredibly stressful it can be. Unfortunately, many admission contracts slip in a provision known as forced arbitration, of which many families and seniors are completely unaware.
Forced arbitration blocks seniors from accessing the court system, even in instances of severe neglect, serious injury, sexual and physical abuse, or death. These clauses mandate that the victim use private, biased arbitration forums where the decisions are often made by arbitration firms handpicked by the wrongdoer with no right to appeal, no accountability, and no transparency. Without this accountability, senior safety is compromised. For more information on this growing national crisis, see this report from the American Association for Justice.
Your help is needed to send a strong message to nursing homes and assisted living facilities that you care about and support our senior citizens. Please click the link below and sign the pledge to limit forced arbitration and make the lives of our seniors safer.
If your loved one has been the victim of abuse in a nursing home, contact a NH nursing home injuries attorney at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC for a free consultation.
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