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The statute of limitations on a nursing home negligence or abuse case in Florida is two years, so you have to put your action into a pre-suit process within two years of the date of the accident or the event that gives rise to the case or you will be forever time barred. Additionally, in nursing home cases, you can’t just go across the street to the courthouse and file a lawsuit because you have a viable case. You have to put the other side on notice, you have to do pre-suit according to Chapter 400 Florida statutes. The good thing is while you’re in pre-suit, the statute of limitations is tolled. That means it stops running and so you’re safe in terms of the timeframe. If you put a case in a nursing home contacts into pre-suit, the statute stops running. It starts again when the parties make a determination after mediation that they cannot settle the case without filing a lawsuit.