Nearly every single long term care facility within the State of Florida requires residents or their loved ones to execute its facility admissions contract. The nursing home admission contract typically contains an arbitration clause that is rarely explained to the prospective resident. By signing the admissions contract, which contained the arbitration provision, the resident was unable to have any claims presented in a jury trial as the facility would move to seek enforcement of the arbitration clause. Our Tampa Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers can assist you in investigating any possible claims of neglect or abuse sustained while in a long term care facility.
Because the arbitration provisions essentially forfeited the legal rights and getting adequate healthcare of nursing home residents, the federal government recently issued a rule that bars any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring that its residents resolve any disputes in arbitration, instead of court. This rule is scheduled to take effect November 2016 and will only impact long term care admissions after November 2016. Should you have any questions pertaining to the resident admission contract and/or an arbitration provision in a nursing home or assisted living facility you may have signed, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys.
Our attorneys handle cases involving nursing home 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. Should you have any questions or require any assistance with a investigating possible abuse or neglect sustained in an assisted living facility or nursing home, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers.