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Hobe Sound Elder Abuse

Hobe Sound Elder Abuse

If you suspect that your elderly loved one has been abused or neglected at a long-term care facility, it’s important to act fast. Depending on the extent of the abuse, your relative’s life might be in jeopardy, and if you want to file a lawsuit against the nursing home for medical bills and other damages, you only have a limited amount of time in which to do so.

The lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can help you meet all relevant deadlines and navigate every step of the claims process. Our elder abuse attorneys are well versed in the laws that govern nursing home neglect and abuse claims, and we will make sure you are treated fairly throughout the proceedings. Call 772-266-5555 today to set up a free case evaluation with an elder abuse lawyer in Hobe Sound.

Deadlines for Filing Elder Abuse and Neglect Lawsuits in Florida

Victims of nursing home abuse typically have two years to bring their cases to court; however, if the cause of action could not have been discovered through reasonable diligence before the deadline had passed, claimants may have two years from the date on which the cause of action was first discovered to file their lawsuit. The statute of limitations may also be delayed if the facility misrepresented facts or withheld evidence related to the abuse or neglect.

There is a four-year statute of repose for medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida, meaning that you cannot file your lawsuit after four years have passed since the incident even if you had not discovered the cause of action.

These deadlines might appear to offer plenty of time, but they can pass quickly, especially if the facility insists on conducting an internal investigation before even attempting to negotiate for a settlement. Additionally, if the nursing home is a government-run facility, there are different time limits that apply.

Discuss Your Case with an Elder Abuse Attorney in Hobe Sound Today

If your loved one has suffered at the hands of negligent or abusive nursing home staff, turn to Donaldson & Weston to determine the most strategic way to proceed with your claim. Our compassionate team will handle the logistics of your case so you can focus on taking care of your family.

We are dedicated to helping the injured and their loved ones obtain the compensation they need to move on with life. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and legal resources to help you pursue the highest possible settlement, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial if the opposing party refuses to cooperate.

If you cannot come to our office for the initial consultation, we will come to you. Call 772-266-5555 today or fill out our Contact Form to set up a free case evaluation with one of the leading elder neglect lawyers in Hobe Sound.

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