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OHIO

Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
1 Year with Discovery Rule but, if prior to expiration of 1 year claimant gives written notice to defendant, action can be commenced within 180 days after notice. In foreign object cases SOL is 1 year from discovery with a 4 year SOR maximum. Minors: 4 years from malpractice.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
1 Year for legal malpractice with Discovery rule.
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
1 Year
Fraud
2 Years time running from discovery.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Actions: 180 days from denial of claim. Claim must be presented within 1 year of occurrence.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule in Ohio but see specific rule for medical malpractice claims.
Comparative Negligence
Applies
Charitable Immunity
Waived.
Disabilities
For malpractice, if incompetent or infant under 12, action must be brought within 7 years of occurrence. Otherwise, for infant, within 1 year after majority (18th birthday) but never less than 2 years after injury.
Damages
There is no limit on amount of compensatory damages for economic loss. Generally, compensatory damages for noneconomic loss may not exceed $250,000 or amount equal to three times economic loss, as determined by tier of fact, to maximum of $350,000 for each plaintiff or $500,000 for each occurrence.
Punitive Damages
Clear and convincing evidence that conduct of defendant was malicious and intentional. Amounts vary depending upon conduct of defendant. Caps: Depends on outcome of claim.
No-Fault Insurance
None
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Ohio Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://agcares.ag.state.oh.us/public/landing.aspx
(800)282-0515
 

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