If you are contemplating action against the nursing home for neglect or abuse, it is important that you do not delay in contacting an attorney. Under New Jersey law you would have two years from the date of the alleged neglect or abuse to bring an action. However, these cases often show patterns of neglect and abuse that date back well before any family or friends see evidence of it. In order to make certain that the nursing home is held accountable for all incidents of neglect and abuse, an action should be filed sooner rather than later.