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Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years years with maximum discovery rule of 6 years from occurrence. SOL applies to minors 8 and older. A minor under 8 has until 10th birthday to file suit. Mentally ill: 1 year from end of disability.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years (REGARDLESS OF THE AGE OF THE INJURED PARTY)
Intentional Torts
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
2 Years for claims against state, requires written notice to State Appeal Board within those 2 years.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from date injury is, or should have been discovered.
Comparative Negligence
Plaintiff cannot recover damages if they are 51% or more responsible and damage is diminished by plaintiff's percent of fault.
Charitable Immunity
Abrogated as to paying hospital patients.
Disabilities
1 Year from removal of disability to commence action. Infants (18th birthday).
Punitive Damages
Clear and convincing evidence that defendant acted with willful or wanton conduct. Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
None
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