The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently adopted a final
rule that effectively eliminates mandatory arbitration clauses in long
term care facilities’ admission contracts. The newly adopted rule
is currently scheduled to take effect November 28, 2016. Our
Tampa Nursing Home Attorneys are available to answer all possible claims of neglect or abuse of a loved
one during a residency at a long term care facility whether it occurred
in a nursing home, assisted living facility or an independent living facility.
The American Healthcare Association recently filed suit in the U.S. District
Court seeking to enjoin enforcement of the newly adopted rule that prohibits
mandatory arbitration in nursing home admission contracts. The American
Healthcare Association is the largest association of long term and post-acute
care providers and represents the interests of over 13,400 facilities.
While arbitration deprives residents and their loved ones of access to
the Courts to resolve potential claims, the suit filed by the American
Healthcare Association refers to arbitration as “a valuable form
of dispute resolution”. Should you or a loved one have any questions
regarding admission contract to a nursing home or assisted living facility,
please contact us, your
Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.
Our injury lawyers litigate cases involving long term care abuse and neglect
throughout Florida, including Broward County, Dade County, Hernando County,
Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Lee County, Manatee
County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County. Please
contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys, if you have any questions or concerns
investigating suspected abuse or neglect that occurred in an assisted
living facility or nursing home.