Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements
Nursing homes, especially those owned by large corporations, often pressure residents to sign arbitration agreements. The purpose of these agreements is to prevent residents and their families from suing the facility for negligent care.
At Marynell Maloney Law Firm, our lawyers have extensive experience filing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes. We represent nursing home residents and their family members. If you signed a nursing home arbitration agreement or have been asked to sign one, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.
Do I Have To Sign The Arbitration Agreement?
The answer is no, you do not have to sign the arbitration agreement. Under Texas law, the nursing home cannot refuse to admit you if you refuse to sign it.
If a nursing home staff tells you that you have to sign an arbitration agreement, contact our attorneys for assistance. Unfortunately, some national nursing home chains are known for pressuring people into signing arbitration agreements.
What If I Signed The Arbitration Agreement? Does This Mean I Can’t Sue The Nursing Home?
Whether or not arbitration agreements are valid is highly disputed in Texas. Many lawyers will refuse to take your case once they find out that you signed an arbitration agreement. Our lawyers think differently.
We currently have seven cases on appeal to the Texas Supreme Court concerning the validity of nursing home arbitration agreements. We firmly believe that these agreements are not valid. If we believe that you have a strong case, our attorneys are willing and able to take your case as far as it needs to go to obtain justice for your family member.
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