When one of your loved ones enters a nursing home, you hope that they will receive the same sort of competent and compassionate treatment they would receive from their own family, with the medical expertise and around-the-clock care that you cannot offer them yourself. Unfortunately for many residents and their families, many nursing homes fall far short of those expectations. As the Baby Boom generation reaches an age when more of its members need the sort of services that nursing homes offer, running these facilities has become a profitable business. And like so many businesses dominated by a profit motive, guaranteeing a high quality of care falls far below protecting many nursing homes' bottom line – which they protect with forced arbitration clauses.
Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ
By Francis M. Smith
A week without electricity, cable, internet, phone, and gasoline post Hurricane Sandy was a somber experience. It was surreal and sad to see the immediate devastation of my picture-perfect town of Westfield in Union County, New Jersey: the downed trees and power lines; the dead traffic lights; the damaged homes; the depression-era-like system of gas rationing; my favorite diner closed; the mess in my yard. And when modern amenities were restored … it was evident many had it much worse than me.