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Statute of Limitations

Personal Injury

A personal injury lawsuit must be commenced within two years from the date of the cause of action.

Worker’s Compensation

A worker’s compensation lawsuit must be commenced within three years from the date of accident or two years of the date of the last compensation payment, whichever is longer.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death lawsuit must be brought by and in the name of the personal representative of the deceased person within two years from the death of the person.

Medical Malpractice

Legal actions against any physician, dentist, registered nurse or hospital for injuries or death must be brought within two years from the date that the claimant knew, should have known or received notice in writing of the injury or death, whichever occurs first. But in no event should the action be commenced more than four years from the date in which the act or omission at issue occurred.

Legal actions against any physician, dentist, registered nurse or hospital for injuries or death against a minor must be brought within eight years of the date of the injury. However, in no event may the action be brought after the patient turns 22.

NOTE:  Statute of limitations for medical malpractice is very fact specific and you should always discuss with an attorney.

Local Public Entities and Employees

The statute of limitations is one year from the date the cause of action occurred.

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