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New York Nursing Home Negligence Statute of Limitations

Nursing home negligence is becoming a prevalent problem affecting elderly adults in the US. In 2014, over 14,000 complaints were filed regarding specific instances of abuse or neglect. Similar to other types of crimes, however, many instances also go unreported. If you have experienced New York nursing home negligence, you’ll need to take action within the statute of limitations. Working with an experienced New York nursing home abuse lawyer can ensure that your claim is filed on time. 

At Dalli & Marino, we are New York’s most experienced, award-winning nursing home abuse law firm, dedicated to maximizing the compensation you deserve for injustices against you. Since 1996, we have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients affected by nursing home abuse and provide a client-oriented, personalized approach to your unique case. 

What Is a Statute of Limitations?

The laws surrounding the statute of limitations vary from state to state, and they dictate the span of time a victim has to file legal action against an individual or entity. Once the statute of limitations expires, you are ineligible to file a claim against the liable party for compensation of damages. Because of this, it is essential to speak to an experienced New York nursing home negligence lawyer promptly after you become aware of the abuse or neglect. 

A statute of limitations exists to ensure that claimants pursue legal action in a timely manner and so that evidence and witness testimony is still solid and retrievable. 

What Is the Statute of Limitations for New York Nursing Home Negligence?

There are over one million elderly adults living in New York as of 2016, making up over 13% of the population. With the increasing senior population, instances of negligence and abuse in nursing homes are also expected to increase. Fortunately, New York law ensures that victims may pursue accountability and compensation for damages associated with neglect and abuse. 

The following are the New York statute of limitations guidelines for various losses endured because of nursing home negligence: 

  • Personal injury: Three years
  • Wrongful death: Two years
  • Negligent emotional distress: Three years  
  • Deliberate emotional distress: One year 
  • Financial abuse and theft: Two-Five years
  • Medical malpractice: Two years and six months 

To ensure that you are eligible to pursue compensatory damages for New York nursing home negligence, speak to a knowledgeable nursing home abuse lawyer at Dalli & Marino. We offer a free case evaluation to ensure you are meeting all requirements for a successful claim.

How Dalli & Marino Can Help Your New York Nursing Home Negligence Claim 

Due to the complicated nature and limited timeframe of New York nursing home negligence lawsuits, it is in your interest to work with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to hold the responsible party accountable for their careless actions. 

The skilled New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Dalli & Marino work to strengthen your case in the following ways: 

  • Collecting persuasive evidence and information pertinent to your claim 
  • Handle all aspects of filing your lawsuit 
  • Navigate the legal complexities of your claim
  • Negotiate with third parties for the maximum compensation you deserve
  • Fight for your legal rights in court 

At Dalli & Marino, we understand that handling a nursing home negligence claim alone can be overwhelming. Since 1996, we have diligently advocated for our clients and handled every detail of their cases to bolster their chances of a successful outcome. 

Speak With an Experienced New York Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer at Dalli & Marino 

If you have been harmed due to New York nursing home negligence, speak to the experienced, compassionate, and recognized nursing home abuse lawyers at Dalli & Marino. We will handle all essential aspects of your claim with integrity, professionalism, and dedication to ensure that you obtain the justice you deserve. 

At Dalli & Marino, we are proud to offer New York clients the highest level of representation and personalized service to secure the compensation they deserve for physical, emotional, and financial losses caused by negligence. Since 1996, we have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts by fiercely advocating for those affected by nursing home abuse. For a no-cost, comprehensive evaluation of your case, call (888) 465-8790, or fill out our contact form. We also speak Spanish.


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