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KANSAS

Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years from “substantial injury”. SOR: 10 years with Discovery Rule (includes infants).
Wrongful Death
2 Years

with Discovery Rule

Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule, but never more than 4 years from date of occurrence.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years after "substantial injury" if the theory is negligence, within 2 years of "injury" if based on strict liability, with Discovery Rule
Intentional Torts
1 Year
Fraud
2 Years Cause of action is not deemed to have accrued until fraud is discovered.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Abolished. State liable for damages caused by negligent or wrongful act or omission of government employee acting within scope of employment. Certain immunities remain. Medical malpractice for municipalities same as for private defendant. Government damage capped at $500,000 unless insurance for greater amount. No punitive damages against municipalities.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from when injury is, or should have been discovered BUT IN NO EVENT MORE THAN 10 YEARS FROM ACT CAUSING THE INJURY.
Comparative Negligence
Adopted
Charitable Immunity
Abolished
Disabilities
1 year from removal of disabilities, maximum 8 years from injury. Infants (18th birthday).
Punitive Damages
Clear and convincing evidence of willful or wanton conduct must be presented. Numerous rules apply to amount of punitive damages which may be awarded. For medical malpractice, specific rules apply to amount permitted and half of punitive damages collected are to be paid to health care stabilization fund. Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
Applies
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Kansas Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://www.ksag.org/content/page/id/39
(785)296-3751
(785)291-3699 (Fax)
(800) 432-2310 (toll-free in Kansas)

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NEW JERSEY OFFICE

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Teaneck, NJ 07666
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FLORIDA OFFICE

3301 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Phone: 239.390.1000