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Nursing Home death illustrates the unfairness of arbitration contracts

By Long Beach Elder Abuse Attorney on February 22, 2016

A recent New York Times article shed more light on the unfairness of arbitration. The article entitled, “Pivotal Nursing Home Suit Raises a Simple Question: Who Signed the Contract?” tells the tragic story of Elizabeth Barrow (link to article https://www.nytimes.com/).

Ms. Barrow was a resident of a nursing home in Massachusetts. She had just celebrated her 100th birthday in 2009. A month later staff at the nursing home found her dead in her room with a plastic shopping bag wrapped over her head and around her neck. Ms. Barrow’s roommate, who had a known history of aggression and violence, murdered Ms. Barrow after a minor disagreement. The roommate was later deemed unfit to stand trial and committed to a state mental hospital. Read the rest »

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