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Nursing Homes Pushing for Forced Arbitration

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Nursing Homes Pushing for Forced Arbitration

Nursing Homes are trying to force residents into Arbitration Agreements. These agreements, based upon data provided by the arbitration providers, shows that you are more likely to be struck by lightning than win in an arbitration forum.

More Likely to be Struck by Lightning Than Win in Forced Arbitration

In yet another assault on “Justice and Fair Play” Nursing Homes are trying to force residents into Arbitration Agreements.

These agreements, based upon data provided by the arbitration providers, shows that you are more likely to be struck by lightning than win in an arbitration forum.

The study shows:

  • Though there are more than 800 million arbitration clauses estimated to be in effect, this new study found there are only 6,000 consumer arbitration claims filed every year. On average, only 382 consumers a year win a monetary award in forced arbitration.
  • Similarly, 60 million workers are subject to forced arbitration, but only 0.02% of these workers tried to pursue a claim. Over the five years studied, only 282 employees were awarded monetary damages in forced arbitration, which is less than one-ten-thousandth of one percent of covered workers.
  • Over the five years studied, consumers brought 6,012 claims valued at approximately $3.7 billion in damages. They won monetary awards in just 131 cases. In contrast, banks brought 137 cases, yet somehow won monetary awards in 314.
  • In the five years studied, there were only 16 nursing home arbitrations reported at AAA. Ten were brought by consumers and six were brought by corporations. No consumers won any of their cases, while corporations won four of the six they initiated.

Sadly, this is another example of corporate greed. Forced arbitration is rigged, secretive, corporate-designed system in which the odds are stacked against people.