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Arbitration Clause

Did you know when you admit a loved one to a nursing home for skilled care, you must sign a legally binding contract as a condition to admission? This contract would have contained a provision waiving your right to litigate a claim in a court of law that may have arisen from an incident that occurred as a result of a stay in that nursing home? This is called an Arbitration Clause, requiring residents to submit to binding arbitration to resolve disputes. As you can imagine, such an incident giving rise to a claim would occur at some unknown time in the future, if at all. Here’s my point, you are signing away rights in advance of a situation and set of circumstances, the likes of which yo

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