Wetumpka, AL asked in Personal Injury and Nursing Home Abuse for Georgia

Q: My mother got a bed sore about 2 years ago on her left heel,that got very infected,from lack of attention

It was from negligence of the staff,well she's had surgeries,she's been in the hospital several times,now she's back in again with the infection that should have never happened,she's in bad shape this time

2 Lawyer Answers
David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf
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  • Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: It appears that Georgia has a 2 year statute of limitations from the date of the injury. There may be some exceptions or extensions of this general rule / law. Contact a malpractice or nursing home attorney in your geographic region as soon as possible.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
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  • Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: I would be concerned about the passing of the statute of limitations that would be a complete bar to any lawsuit your mother could file. Given limited the facts you provided I urge you to get in touch with a local nursing home negligence attorney as soon as possible. Be aware that any lawyer handling these cases, nursing home negligence or abuse, will want the nursing home's complete chart for your mother and any hospital records related to the medical treatment you mother may have received because of the injuries, illnesses she has suffered at the nursing home facility.

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