Louisiana Nursing Home Laws

Louisiana Nursing Home Injury Law | Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §9:5628

  • One year from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered. Action cannot be filed more than three years from date of injury.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §9:5628

  • One year from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered. Action cannot be filed more than three years from date of injury.

Damage Caps

  • The total amount recoverable against all healthcare providers - apart from future medical care and related benefits - is $500,000.

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations La. Civ. Code Ann. art. 2315.2

  • One year from date of death

Damages Cap La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §40:1299.42

  • No damage cap application for those not insured by the state.
  • Qualified healthcare providers have liability limited to $100,000.
  • $500,000 cap on total damages.
  • Punitive damages generally not recoverable.

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