Protect the Elderly from Forced Arbitration

The Arbitration TrapWe trust nursing homes to make sure our loved ones are in a safe environment where they eat their meals on time, receive their prescribed medications, and have attentive care.

Sadly, many elderly residents are neglected.

Mary Hight was dehydrated and ill for days, but her nursing home wouldn’t call an ambulance.  Her daughter had no choice but to push her in a wheelchair to a nearby hospital, where she died the next day.  Adding insult to injury, Mary’s family couldn’t sue the nursing home and hold it accountable in court -- because it had put something called a “binding mandatory arbitration” clause in the fine print of its admission papers.

Instead of focusing on providing the best care to their residents, nursing homes are busy immunizing themselves from accountability for their wrongdoing -- by stripping the elderly of the right to take them to court!  This practice must end.

Help stop these predatory practices! 

The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon vote on a bill to ban nursing homes from shutting the elderly and their families out of court.

Every senator needs to support this legislation, but it is especially critical that senators who sit on the Judiciary Committee hear from their constituents NOW!

Please check this list of Senate Judiciary Committee members and personalize the letter to your senator below:

Patrick J. Leahy

Edward M. Kennedy

Arlen Specter

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Orrin G. Hatch

Herb Kohl

Charles E. Grassley

Dianne Feinstein

Jon Kyl

Russell D. Feingold

Jeff Sessions

Charles E. Schumer

Lindsey Graham

Richard J. Durbin

John Cornyn

Benjamin L. Cardin

Sam Brownback

Sheldon Whitehouse

Tom Coburn

August 31, 2016


Dear Senator,

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Protect the Elderly from Forced Arbitration