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NEW MEXICO

Negligence / Personal Injury
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
3 Years

from date of death (41-2-2) with Discovery Rule

Medical Malpractice
3 Years with Discovery Rule. If plaintiff is under age 6 at time of act, he/she has until 9th birthday to bring action. Damages limited to $600,000 excluding punitive damages.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
For legal malpractice, some dispute exists as to whether SOL is negligence (3 years) or contract (4 years). However, the discovery rule applies regardless.
Products Liability
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
years
Fraud
SOL runs from discovery. Action generally must be brought within 4 years.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Limited by statute.
Discovery Rule
Standard Discovery Rule in NM.
Comparative Negligence
Applies
Disabilities
Infants (18th birthday), incompetents, and insane persons are allowed 1 year after termination of disability unless against governmental entity, then minors under 7 have until 9th birthday, otherwise, 2 year limitation applies.
Punitive Damages
In contract of tort where wrongdoer has culpable mental state and conduct rises to willful, wanton, malicious, reckless, oppressive, or fraudulent level.
No-Fault Insurance
None
Other Relevant Information
Parental Immunity: abolished
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