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MISSOURI

Negligence / Personal Injury
5 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
3 Years with Accrual Rule.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule. Infant under 18 has until 20th birthday to bring action. Foreign object, within 2 years of discovery, maximum of 10 years from date of occurrence, or minor's 20th birthday.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
2 Years
Fraud
5 Years Cause of action does not accrue until time of discovery by aggrieved party, any time within 10 years of the facts constituting the fraud.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Doctrine exists, however, suits permitted for compensatory damages for injuries caused by negligent acts of public employees in operation of motor vehicles, and other specific negligent acts.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from date injury is, or should have been, discovered. See specific rules for medical malpractice actions.
Comparative Negligence
Applies.
Charitable Immunity
Abolished.
Disabilities
For infancy (21st birthday) or insanity, statute begins to run on removal of disability.
Damages
Cap on noneconomic damages for all plaintiffs is $350,000, irrespective of number of defendants.
Punitive Damages
Allowed where injuries are negligently caused and the negligence is of such aggravated form or attended by such circumstances as to be wanton or reckless in character. Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
None
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Missouri Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
http://ago.mo.gov/Consumer-Protection.htm
(800)392-8222 (Consumer Protection Hotline)

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