You should always contact an attorney in a situation such as this. In nursing home or hospital negligence cases, bedsores can be actionable, but there are many things that affect whether the entity is liable and the amount of damages possible.
The time limit for filing may be affected by other factors too. While the general rule is two years from the date of injury, continuing treatment, disability, incompetency, and other things can stay this period of time for a limited time period.
As I said, do not even think about doing this yourself. These are complex matters, best left to a professional.
Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
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Depending on the hospital, the statute of limitations for this cause of action, negligent care leading to a bed sore, may be either two years or one year from the date of the alleged negligent act(s). This assumes that the patient was not under a legal disability at the time of this incident or was a minor at the time. In Illinois it is required that a plaintiff suing a hospital for negligence causing injury to a patient must obtain a statement of a physician specializing in the same area of medicine to which you complain certifying that the care given to this patient was below the standard of care and was a cause of the patient's injuries.
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