What is the deadline for filing suit against a nursing home?


A: The answer to this question is complex. It depends on who owns the nursing home. For example, if the nursing home is owned by a governmental entity (e.g., county hospital, city owned, etc.), the deadline may be one year. If the nursing home is privately owned, the deadline is usually two years from the date you knew or should have know that malpractice (nursing home abuse) was committed on you causing you injury. However, if the abuse is intentional such as a patient being beaten or sexually abused, the deadline may be much shorter. The best answer is to immediately contact a nursing home abuse attorney to see if your deadline has passed.

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