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.