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Andrew McCumber Presents at the 2011 FHCA Annual Conference on Arbitration Agreements

Orlando, Florida – August 17, 2011 – Andrew R. McCumber, Managing Shareholder at McCumber Daniels, presented “Honoring Residents’ Decisions: Ensuring Your Facility’s Agreements to Arbitrate Will Be Upheld” to attendees of the Florida Health Care Association’s (FHCA) 2011 Annual Conference.  In 2010, members of the Florida Legislature raised concerns to FHCA about how arbitration agreements were being utilized by long-term care providers.  In response, FHCA worked to educate lawmakers on the existing laws that ensure that arbitration agreements will not be upheld unless they conform to judicially approved form and practices.  This presentation provided guidance to attendees on drafting arbitration agreements and ensuring that residents or their authorized representative are executing those agreements in compliance with current law in order to carry out the wishes of the residents and the facility. 

Andrew R. McCumber is a founding shareholder of McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig, P.A.  McCumber Daniels with offices in Florida and Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of civil litigation services including nursing home/assisted living, hospital, medical malpractice, complex commercial and general liability along with appellate work.  He serves as Tort Counsel to FHCA and is a member on FHCA’s Legislative Committee.  In 2001, he was the Lead Legislative Draftsman for FHCA on tort reform. Mr. McCumber is a Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated lawyer.  Mr. McCumber was recognized by his peers as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite and named a 2011 Florida Super Lawyer.

For more information on this topic or to receive a copy of the presentation, please contact Andrew McCumber at amccumber@mccumberdaniels.com.

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