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What is an Arbitration Agreement? Should I Sign it?

The process of moving to a nursing home can be very stressful. There are many changing going on for both you and the loved one moving into the home. During this time there are also a lot of important decisions to be made. There is usually a great deal of paperwork for you to review and sign regarding the care of your special person. One popular piece of paperwork people are handed to review is an arbitration agreement.  An arbitration agreement is an agreement that many patients are asked to sign at the time they are admitted into a nursing home. By signing an arbitration agreement, you give up your right to a jury trial in the event of a lawsuit. No one ever knows what the future hold but it is important to give some time and thought to making such a big decision on the event it comes up. It’s important to have any agreement that you are thinking about or planning to sign reviewed by an attorney first to determine whether it is in your best interest to sign the agreement.  

Attorneys at Schmidt Kramer have experience in arbitration agreements and can help you review it before signing it. Contact them today at (717) 888-8888 to begin reviewing the document and gain some understanding of what is being presented to you by the nursing home.