How long do I have to file a lawsuit against a nursing home for abuse or neglect?
Nursing home neglect and abuse claims generally fall under the category of personal injury claims with many states having special laws specifically for medical negligence cases. Each state has its own statute of limitation for filing a personal injury and medical malpractice claims. Generally, this will be one or two years from the date of the injury, but it is important to consult an experienced attorney who can help you determine how the statutes of limitation apply to your case. However, it is important to act quickly if you think you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit. There is a lot of work to be done before a lawsuit is filed and valuable evidence may be lost by waiting until the deadline.
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