Venice Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Advises: Congress Set to Eliminate Protections for Seniors
As a Venice nursing home abuse lawyer, I see truly awful things happen to our local seniors in Venice nursing homes, including abuse and neglect. YOU ARE ABOUT TO LOSE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO GO TO COURT ON ANY CASE INVOLVING NEGLIGENT, ABUSIVE OR FRAUDULENT NURSING HOME CONDUCT THAT CAUSES SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IF CONGRESS AND THE NURSING HOME INDUSTRY GET THEIR WAY.
Congress is passing new laws that will make it impossible to hold nursing homes accountable for abuse and neglect…right now.
Congress is pushing legislation that will make lawsuits against nursing homes nearly impossible to pursue. These new laws will rig the system against elderly individuals and their families and insulate powerful nursing home corporations from liability for even the most outrageous harm and conduct. We need to send a strong message to Congress that these anti-civil justice bills must not pass.
The latest attack is falsely called the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017.” What it does is take away the rights of seniors and their families to hold nursing home corporations liable for abuse and neglect. If this law is passed, the nursing home industry will have free reign to make further cuts to staffing without worry of the additional harm that causes or any fear of ever being held accountable. In other words, the quality of care in nursing homes will plummet even further.
If you agree that it is unacceptable for Congress to eliminate our elderly citizens’ protections and rights to hold nursing home corporations accountable, we urge you to contact your Congressperson and Senators today. Tell your representatives to stand up for seniors and their families and vote NO on any legislation that prevents families from holding the nursing home industry fully accountable for abuse and neglect.
We urge you to call your representatives’ offices and send them a letter. Please visit www.takejusticeback.com/ProtectMyRightToFight to find contact information for your elected officials in Washington. You will also find a sample letter you can send to your Representative and Senators.