Even if you have evidence of abuse, if the abuse was far into the past you may be unable to press charges or file a civil claim. For most states the statute of limitations — the time you have to file a civil claim — ranges from one to six years.
In Kansas, you have two years from the time of the nursing home abuse to file a lawsuit. In Missouri, you have five years to file a lawsuit.
As soon as you're aware of the abuse you should report the situation to police and discuss your case with a nursing home abuse attorney. Not only will this bring an end to the abuse of your loved one, but it will also make it easier to meet any statutory requirements.
Don't worry about not having enough money to file a lawsuit on behalf of an abused elder. Our attorneys handle nursing home abuse cases on a contingency basis. That means your lawyer’s fee will be based on a certain percentage of the amount you win. You don't have to pay anything if you don't get compensation.
Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.