Medical Negligence & Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Medical negligence cases are complex and challenging. Their difficulty is increased by the fact that most medical professionals refuse to testify against a colleague. So, the cost and risks associated with these cases are high.

The time limit imposed by law for filing a case is called the law’s statute of limitation. Medical cases statues of limitations are usually shorter than most others. For example, the statute of limitation for a tort case in Arkansas is 3 years, while the statute of limitation for a medical negligence case is 2 years. The statute of limitation for a medical negligence case in Missouri and Oklahoma is 2 years, but only 1 year in Tennessee. However, there are varying exceptions for minors for all statues of limitations.

Nursing home cases are some of the most difficult cases we encounter. They are onerous because of the complexities that arise and the vigorous and expensive defenses mounted by the large corporations that own the nursing homes. On a more personal level, they are also among the most difficult cases because we relate to the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We relate to the families who are saddened and guilt ridden by being forced into the position of confronting the abuse and neglect on behalf of their loved one and for those who follow.

Nursing homes in the State of Arkansas are no longer required to carry liability insurance. Before placing a loved one in a nursing home, investigate the home fully.

For more information, call Law Offices of Gary Green at 1-888-442-7942, or e-mail us at ggreen@gGreen.com .