Many consumers are not aware that nursing home admission contracts may include binding arbitration clauses hidden in the fine print. These forced or mandatory arbitration clauses take away residents’ constitutional rights to file claims of nursing home neglect, abuse or other misconduct.
The arbitration firms may be selected by the nursing home industry, which can further undermine residents’ rights.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) can stop nursing home facilities that receive CMS funds from utilizing contracts that include mandatory arbitration.
Please click here to read more about the change.org petition that seeks to urge CMS to value seniors’ rights over corporate profit.
Rosen & Spears, Attorneys at Law, focuses on issues of medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or abuse, and other types of claims that seek to protect consumers and seniors.
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