On September 28th, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a rule disallowing nursing homes that receive federal funding from locking residents into arbitration clauses to settle disputes. This means, for the first time ever, victim of nursing home abuse and neglect in Nebraska can choose to take legal action against their tormentors instead of being forced into often useless arbitration proceedings. If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer in Lincoln, Omaha, or surrounding areas, please call 402-371-4300 to learn how these new rules may help your situation.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL), part of the DHHS, estimates that five million American seniors are victimized by abuse, neglect, or another form of mistreatment every year. Sadly, according to the ACL, only one in approximately 25 of these are reported. Some of this has to do with fears of retaliation or a desire to avoid lengthy and fruitless arbitration hearings. Now, with the law finally on the side of victims of abuse, our attorneys can begin to work swiftly on these cases and to pursue avenues of justice heretofore denied to some of our most vulnerable citizens.
If you are in need of a nursing home abuse lawyer in Norfolk, Omaha, Lincoln, Papillion, or any surrounding Nebraska community, please contact Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht to schedule a consultation and learn more about your rights. Our Nebraska nursing home attorneys have decades of combined experience handling these cases and are prepared to take yours as far as needed to protect health, restore dignity, and secure the compensation you deserve.