Every action at law for an injury to the person caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of any person within this State shall be commenced within 2 years next after the cause of any such action shall have accrued; except that an action by or on behalf of a minor that has accrued for medical malpractice for injuries sustained at birth shall be commenced prior to the minor's 13th birthday. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:14-2
In a product liability action, a cause of action generally accrues for statute of limitations purposes on the date of injury. N.J.S.A. 2A:14–2.
In a product liability action, a cause of action generally accrues for statute of limitations purposes on the date of injury. Cornett v. Johnson & Johnson, 211 N.J. 362, 48 A.3d 1041 (2012). Discovery rule did not preserve patient's products liability action against manufacturers and distributors of contrast medium used in myelograms for failing to warn that their contrast medium could cause arachnoiditis, even if patient filed action within two years after treating physician wrote letter confirming that patient suffered from arachnoiditis; patient himself testified that what he heard about arachnoiditis and contrast medium on television show nearly four years before he commenced action prompted him to file it, and he retained attorneys who represented plaintiffs in class action against same defendants in federal court and received regular information about progress of their suit more than two years before commencing present action. Staub v. Eastman Kodak Co., 320 N.J.Super. 34, 726 A.2d 955 (A.D.1999)
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