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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Negligence / Personal Injury
10 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
1 Year from Date of Death.
Medical Malpractice
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
1 Year
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Action against the District of Columbia requires notice in writing to mayor within 6 months of injury, or police report.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from when injury was, or should have been discovered.
Comparative Negligence
Not adopted.
Charitable Immunity
Generally abolished.
Disabilities
SOL runs from removal of disability. Infants (18th birthday).
Punitive Damages
Not allowed.
No-Fault Insurance
Applies
Other Relevant Information

1 year from discovery that injury or death was caused by exposure to asbestos.

3 years for unspecified actions.

Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 7 years from 18th birthday or 3 years from discovery, whichever is greater.

Injuries from toxic substances: 5 years from discovery.

Consumer Fraud Complaint
D.C. Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://occ.dc.gov/occ/site/default.asp
(202)727-3400

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