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Your Support is Needed; No Forced Arbitration for Nursing Home Patients!

The bipartisan Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 will prevent nursing homes from deliberately hiding clauses within the fine print of contracts that force seniors to surrender their right to trial by jury and enter an unfair and one-sided mandatory binding arbitration process. The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2009 will help people like Dean Cole, who received unconscionable care from a negligent nursing corporation.  Suffering from dementia, Dean needed help eating meals every day; but during his 22 day residency, Dean lost 20.6 pounds without his physician or wife ever being notified.  After being admitted to the hospital, he was found to be severely dehydrated.  Dean died less than a month later.  His family sought justice by bringing a suit against the nursing home for negligent care, but learned they would be forced into one-sided mandatory binding arbitration on the corporation’s own terms and denied the right to trial by jury.  The HensonFuerst Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers encourage you to show your support for this much-needed bill by contacting our U.S. Senators from North Carolina, The Hon. Kay Hagen, http://hagan.senate.gov/ and The Hon. Richard Burr, http://burr.senate.gov/public/.

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