Chicago, IL Nursing Home Injuries Attorneys
The statute of limitations for filing a nursing home case is complicated and depends on a few factors. If the resident is mentally disabled the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of death. If the resident is competent, the earliest date is 2 years from the date of the injury. The statute of limitations can possibly be extended when there is a course of negligent care that is ongoing until discharge from the nursing home. Wrongful death claims are brought pursuant to the Illinois Wrongful Death Act and not the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is 2 years from the date of death.
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