California Nursing Home Laws

California Nursing Home Injury Law | Attorneys in CA

Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations Cal. Civ. Proc. Code §335.1

  • Two years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 340.5

  • Three years from the negligent action or 1 year from the date of discovery of injury, whichever comes first.
  • If foreign object is found in the body, statute of limitations runs from when the object is discovered.
  • Children under six years have until age eight, or three years, whichever is longer, to file suit.

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations Cal. Civ. Proc. Code §335.1

  • Two years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.

Damages Caps Cal. Civ. Code § 3333.2

  • $250,000 cap on non-economic damages (pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement, and other non-monetary injury).
  • Economic damages not limited by statute.

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