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What are the time limits I have to file a claim for nursing home abuse in Florida?

 

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If you have been abused, mistreated, or neglected in a Florida nursing home, or if your elderly loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse in Sarasota, you need to speak with an experienced attorney immediately. In order to stop the abuse from occurring again and to let the involved parties know that elder abuse will not be tolerated, you need to file a claim against the nursing home.

Sometimes people wait too long to take action. Unfortunately, too much time could elapse between the incident and when legal action is taken. If too much time has gone by, victims can be barred from pursuing a case. For this reason, it is critical to know about the statute of limitations for filing a Florida nursing home abuse claim.

In Florida, the statue of limitations for nursing home abuse can be as short as two years or as long as four years. To make sure you do not miss the window for pursuing a nursing home negligence lawsuit in Florida, you need to speak with a Sarasota elderly abuse attorney immediately.

As with any legal action, there are strict time limits in which a victim can bring a claim against the nursing home or party involved. The reason being is that evidence may disappear, witnesses’ memories may fade, and it can be more difficult to pursue a case. To make sure you have a valid claim within the time limits set by Florida Statue 429.296, please contact the Mallard Law Firm. Call us today at 888-409-3805 for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Sarasota nursing home abuse lawyer.