Winston Churchill once said ” The greatest gift the English people gave America was the right to a trial by jury “. Nursing home operators do not believe in this fundamental right . Nursing homes have been placing arbitration clauses in their contracts which prevents one from suing the nursing home if they are negligent . These arbitration clauses prevent the nursing homes from being held accountable when they are quilty of wrong doing. Now , you can help fix the problem . Please contact your Congressman are urge them to support the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 to help stop these abuses of mandatory arbitration clauses . If we do not act now , the court house door may be closed forever . The only way to stop nursing home abuse is with the power of the courts.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Nursing Home and Elder Abuse.