Actions for injuries to the person shall be commenced and sued within three (3) years next after the cause of action shall accrue, and not after, except as provided for otherwise in subsection (c) herein. R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 9-1-14
The statute of limitations in a drug product liability case begins to run when the person discovers or should have discovered with reasonable diligence the wrongful conduct of the manufacturer. Anthony v. Abbott Laboratories, 490 A.2d 43 (R.I. 1985). No statute of repose; ruled unconstitutional in Kennedy v. Cumberland, 471 A.2d 195 (R.I. 1984). 10 year catch-all SOL for all civil actions, unless otherwise specficially provided. R.I.Gen. Laws 1956 9-1-13.
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