Folks, my law firm represent nursing home residents and their families in cases of abuse and neglect against the nursing home industry. We have written many articles in Legal Medicine about the horrendous care provided to some residents. We have also written here, and on our firm’s web site about the dangers of signing admission agreements which contain mandatory arbitration clauses. These clauses prevent a resident or their family from holding the nursing home accountable for their acts of negligence. Well…both of these topics have now become one!
Medical Facilities of America (MFA), the largest nursing home chain based in Virginia, has now filed its own lawsuit against an ex-employee and others for misconduct. MFA, a Roanoke County-based chain with more than 30 homes statewide, filed the lawsuit Aug. 23 in Roanoke County Circuit Court. It lists 10 defendants, including John Henderson, a former employee at MFA who was in charge of maintenance and renovation of its facilities.
Why is it okay for MFA to have access to the court system to hold people and corporations accountable but it is not okay for the residents of MFA’s nursing homes to do the same thing? Outrageous! I think so!