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The importance of a good nursing home abuse attorney

By: Darrell Castle

Nursing home abuse has been on the rise in the United States, especially in Tennessee, for a while now.  When your loved one suffers from gruesome abuse, you want justice and compensation for it.  So do we.

Mandatory arbitration clauses, as we’ve detailed before, can often times hold these cases up from ever going to court and being seen in front of a jury.

Experienced nursing home attorneys, such as the ones at Darrell Castle & Associates, know these arbitrators are far less likely to give a favorable verdict to the victim in comparison to a jury.

This is where we can help.

Often times, relatives are unable to care for their elderly loved ones.  These relatives are nervous, scared and low on money so they end up putting their loved ones in whatever they can afford.  In doing so, they are given documents with fine print and asked to “sign here.” In that fine print will be a contract clause stating that if there is any dispute, it will be handled through mandatory arbitration.

In the rare chance the fine print is read, it’s written in such legal terms that unless the reader is trained in that area, it’s very difficult to understand.

So, the first order of business in any nursing home abuse case is to get the mandatory arbitration clause excluded.  The attorneys at Darrell Castle & Associates have been pretty successful at doing that. Without the exclusion of the clause, the value of your case will decrease dramatically.

The courts have been scrutinizing these mandatory arbitration clauses recently, but as it stands now and in the foreseeable future, you’re not getting your loved ones into a nursing home without signing the clause.

This is why you need an experienced nursing home abuse attorney.

At Darrell Castle & Associates, we hate elder abuse and neglect and take these cases very seriously.  If you or a loved one have been a victim of such abuse, we want to see justice done for you and your family.

If this is you, please contact us today, either online by filling out the “Get in Touch” form at the bottom of the page, or by calling us at (901) 327-1212 and one of our attorneys will be ready to speak with you about your situation.