There are strict time deadlines for filing nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits in Michigan. These include cases for resident falls, bed sores, decubitus ulcers, wandering and elopement, and all other types of nursing home negligence. The failure to file a case in a timely manner will forever destroy the right to sue the skilled nursing care facility.
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for a medical negligence case against a nursing home is two years after the negligent act which caused injury or harm to the resident. In rare circumstances in which the claim involves ordinary negligence, it can be extended to three years. In cases involving unlicensed medical facilities and many assisted living facilities it can be up to three years after the injury.
When the injury involves death at the time of negligence or causes a death later on, the period can often be extended if a probate estate had not been opened. This can give the family of a deceased nursing home resident additional time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases seek compensation for the loss of society and companionship of the loved one who was the victim of neglect.
If you suspect that a family member have been the victim of nursing home neglect, you should contact our law office immediately to discuss your case. We will review all of the medical records and perform our own investigation to find the truth. If there was abuse or neglect, we will file a lawsuit before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.