Nursing Home Abuse Settlement Timeline

Watch this video about the nursing home abuse settlement timeline in Georgia to find out how long a case may take. Call our office to learn more.

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Question:

How long will a nursing home abuse case take?

Answer:

Nursing Home Abuse Settlement TimelineWhen clients come to see us over claims that involve nursing home negligence, we are often asked how long they should expect these cases to take. The answer is that nursing home cases usually take quite a while to resolve. Oftentimes, nursing home cases, because of their nature, are not usually the types of cases that can be resolved prior to filing a lawsuit. These types of cases involve a lot of discovery of information and gathering of evidence to support the claim, and usually involve numerous expert witnesses.

Under Georgia law, a statute of limitations for a personal injury case, such as a nursing home negligence case, is two years from the date of the incident. Once the lawsuit is filed, that process can take quite a while to work through. In general, it’s probably good to expect that those cases may last three to five years from the time of filing the lawsuit before you’re able to get a resolution. While we can often get very good results, they often don’t come quick.


Have you or a loved one been the victim of nursing home negligence in Georgia and have questions about how long a nursing home abuse case will take?
Contact the experienced Atlanta nursing home abuse attorneys at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
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