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TENNESSEE

Negligence / Personal Injury
1 Year with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
1 Year with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
1 Year with Discovery Rule. (No continuous treatment rule). In foreign objects and fraudulent concealment cases SOL runs from discovery. SOR: 3 years from the negligence: applies to infants and is not tolled for infancy in any case commenced after December 9, 2005.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
year SOL for attorney or accountant malpractice.
Products Liability
1 Year with Discovery Rule. SOR: 6 years from date of injury or 10 years from date of first purchase. 1 year from expiration date of product purchase. No tolling for fraudulent concealment.
Intentional Torts
1 Year
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Abolished for governmental entities in tort cases.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies except see products liability.
Comparative Negligence
Rule applies if plaintiff's negligence is less than combined negligence of all tortfeasors.
Charitable Immunity
Abolished.
Disabilities
Rule applies if plaintiff is less than 50% responsible.
Punitive Damages
Clear and convincing evidence of intentional, fraudulent, reckless, or malicious conduct must be presented by plaintiff. Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
None
Other Relevant Information
Silicone breast implants: SOR of 25 years from implant or 4 year SOL from discovery of injury.
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Tennessee Office of Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://www.state.tn.us/consumer/
(615)741-2241

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