Illinois Nursing Home Laws

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Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. § 5/13-212(a)

  • Two years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered. Claim must be filed no later than four years from the date of injury.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. § 5/13-212

  • Two years.
  • Claim must be filed no later than four years from the date of injury.
  • If under 18 when injury occurred, limitation period is eight years.
  • No claim can be filed after the 22nd birthday.

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations 740 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. §180/2

  • Two years from date of death.

Damages Caps

  • No punitive damages allowed in medical malpractice cases.
  • Punitive damages are generally not recoverable in wrongful death or survival cases.

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