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Andy McCumber Speaks at the 2012 Florida Health Care Association’s Annual Conference

Orlando, Florida – August 2, 2012 – Andrew R. McCumber, Managing Shareholder at McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig, P.A., presented “Obtaining Agreements to Arbitrate Claims Arising from Long Term Care:  Can We or Can’t We?” to attendees of the Florida Health Care Association’s 2012 Annual Conference. 

Two recent opinions out of the Florida Supreme Court (Shotts v. OP Winter Haven and Gessa v. Manor Care of Florida, Inc.) attack the use of arbitration agreements in long term care facilities.  Despite federal policies encouraging arbitration, these decisions create new avenues to more easily invalidate arbitration agreements in the long term care setting.  This presentation explained the substantive and procedural impacts of these decisions and provides guidance on how to protect your facility’s ability to arbitrate.

Andy McCumber is a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated attorney well known for his defense work representing nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  He is a founding shareholder of McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig, P.A.  McCumber Daniels has offices located in Tampa, Florida and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offering a wide variety of litigation defense services including nursing home/assisted living, hospital, medical malpractice, complex commercial and general liability along with appellate work.  Mr. McCumber served for 10 years as Tort Consultant for the Florida Health Care Association.  He currently serves as Florida’s Representative on LeadingAge’s National Legal Committee.
McCumber Daniels is a full service, Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated civil litigation firm with offices in Florida and Pennsylvania. McCumber Daniels offers a wide variety of litigation services for insurers, health care facilities, businesses, financial institutions and licensed professionals. With years of legal, corporate, medical, commercial, administrative and legislative experience, we are able to provide full-service representation for all of our clients in all types of disputes or litigation. For more information visit our website: http://www.mccumberdaniels.com.

For more information on this topic, please contact Andy McCumber at amccumber@mccumberdaniels.com.    


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