You may have been hurt by a nursing home staff member’s abuse or neglect, or your loved one may have been the victim and may be asking you what she should do.
Don’t Delay Taking Action
Right now, it can be difficult to think about taking action. You just want to be safe and to recover from your injuries to the greatest possible extent. However, there are important reasons to take action to protect your legal rights quickly, such as:
- There is a limited time to file a nursing home abuse or neglect injury case in Iowa. According to Iowa law, a person who has suffered an injury due to nursing home abuse or neglect has two years from the date the injury was discovered (or should have been discovered) to file a lawsuit.
- You may help protect your own recovery. An injured party does not need to wait until the statute of limitations is about the expire to file a lawsuit. Instead, an injured person can file any time up until the two-year deadline and there may be advantages to filing sooner rather than later. For example, the sooner a case is filed the sooner it can be resolved and the faster an injured party may recover damages for nursing home abuse.
- You may help protect others. By calling attention to the problem, you may help prevent other nursing home residents from suffering similar injuries.
If you or your loved one is ready to take action, then it is important to know that the nursing home will likely have lawyers defending against your claim. You deserve the same advantage. Please start a live chat with us today to schedule your free consultation so that we can help you understand your rights and move forward with your recovery.