Pursuing arbitrated claims against abusive nursing homes
In many states, arbitration agreements for personal injury or wrongful death claims are highly discouraged by common law judicial doctrines. However, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) encourages wronged residents of elder care facilities to file claims and pursue arbitration agreements. This is especially true of situations involving nursing homes or assisted-living facilities, as these types of establishments generally exhibit a propensity for offering “take it or leave it” contracts to would-be residents.
The FAA serves as protection and enforcement for individuals who have been wronged by nursing home employees by keeping these companies honest when they are drafting their admissions contracts. In other words, an unscrupulous elderly care facility will be less likely to get away with including ridiculous or unreasonable terms in the contract that residents are required to sign before they are granted access to the facility.
At Hotze Runkle, PLLC, our nursing home abuse lawyers have a thorough understanding of the complex laws surrounding elder care facilities and personal injury. We want to assure any victims of wrongdoing that justice can be served. To learn more, call our Texas office at (512) 476-7771 today.