what is the statute of limatations on sueing a nursing home for negligence

the neglect of a nursing home resident medical care resulting in that persons death

THE NEGLECT OF A NURSING HOME RESIDENTS PERSONAL MEDICAL CARE RESUTING IN THAT PERSONS DEATH

Asked on October 1, 2017 under Malpractice Law, Mississippi

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In your state (Mississippi), the statute of limitations for anything involving the provision of medical care (e.g. medical malpractice) is two years from the earlier of the date of the care or the date by which, given reasonable diligence (e.g. effort; analysis) the injured party would have discovered the harm.
However, if you are suing for a family member's death, this would be wrongful death claim and fall under the three-year worngful death statute of limitations.


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