Arbitration Agreements Losing Legal Weight In Nursing Home Cases

Arbitration agreements are a topic of discussion in the court room these days, especially those signed at nursing home facilities. Judges are awarding in favor of the plaintiff’s in numerous cases, saying that arbitration agreements are “unconscionable”. The greatest flaw beyond the terms of the agreement is the state in which many arbitration agreements are signed.

Many patients and family members who sign as executors of the estate are not in the right state of mind due to mental capacity, emotions, and the rush of the admission process, with little time to read or understand the fine print. A number of judges are noting these circumstances and are not holding the agreements as binding when it comes to lawsuits against nursing homes. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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