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Why You Shouldn’t Sign A Binding Arbitration Clause When Sending Your Loved One To A Nursing Home

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Sign A Binding Arbitration Clause When Sending Your Loved One To A Nursing Home

When a parent or family member needs intensive medical care to deal with illness or age, making the transition is overwhelming enough you may not realize what you’re signing. A legal agreement mixed into the usual entry paperwork package could create big problems later if the unthinkable happens. Discover why signing a binding arbitration clause interferes with your ability to bring a personal injury claim against a nursing home, even in cases of negligence. The Facts About the Clause This complex-sounding clause is actually quite simple in terminology and often only takes up a few paragraphs or a single page of the general contract with the nursing home. The text outlines an agreement in which you and the nursing home settle all disputes through a private third-party arbitrator instead of going to court. This can cost you hundreds or...

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