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Friday, January 27, 2012

Are You or a Loved One Considering a Nursing Home?

Or an assisted-living facility? Aside from the various contracts and ways to pay for it that most nursing homes offer, (which all need to be carefully reviewed for your best financial approach) you need to be aware how DISPUTES with the facility are to be handled.  

DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU CAN HIRE A LAWYER AND FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT WITH A JUDGE AND JURY TO HEAR YOUR CASE.  In fact, you may NOT be able to do that, and, you may be required to submit any disputes or claims to ARBITRATION.  In this instance, neither side can go to court, but must let an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators decide the case.

Many feel that this process unfairly protects the nursing facility from publicity of claims with no "jury of your peers" deciding factor.  Many people feel juries are more inclined to rule with an injured patient than arbitrators who are professionals who may be routinely involved
with nursing homes in such cases.  

As with any contract, before entering a facility, "read the fine print" and know your rights.  Many courts have upheld such arbitration clauses in nursing home and assisted living contracts.  We can help advise you in such cases.  Call us today 800-468-8736!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year from your friends at Tofaute & Spelman

To our former clients, we wish you the best, now and always, and we THANK YOU for letting us help you.  To our current clients, we look forward to resolving your case in the new year and making 2012 a good year for you and yours.  


To all who may want to talk to us about an injury to yourself or a loved one or friend we WELCOME your calls, letters and e-mails.  An experienced lawyer is always available to answer your questions.  


ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU CAN TALK TO US FOR FREE, and if we take your case, you PAY US NOTHING upfront; you pay us ONLY IF WE WIN YOUR CASE, and, that pay (our attorneys fee) comes out of the settlement.  IF WE DO NOT WIN, YOU DO NOT PAY US ANYTHING.  Call us now or anytime. We are here to help you. 800-468-8736


Have a good, healthy, comfortable, low-stress, secure and Happy New Year. We truly wish the best to all of you.  Just give us a call, and you will see!