WYOMING

Negligence / Personal Injury
4 Years  Within four (4) years, an action for:
(C) An injury to the rights of the plaintiff, not arising on contract and not herein enumerated; Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-3-105
Toxic Tort
Within four (4) years, an action for:
(C) An injury to the rights of the plaintiff, not arising on contract and not herein enumerated; Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-3-105
Wrongful Death
2 Years  An action for wrongful death shall be commenced within two (2) years after the death of the decedent. If the decedent's death involved medical malpractice this limitation period shall be tolled as provided in W.S. 9-2-1518 upon receipt by the director of the medical review panel of a malpractice claim. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-38-102
Medical Malpractice
2 Years A cause of action arising from an act, error or omission in the rendering of licensed or certified professional or health care services shall be brought within the greater of the following times:(i) Within two (2) years of the date of the alleged act, error or omission, except that a cause of action may be instituted not more than two (2) years after discovery of the alleged act, error or omission, if the claimant can establish that the alleged act, error or omission was:(A) Not reasonably discoverable within a two (2) year period; or(B) The claimant failed to discover the alleged act, error or omission within the two (2) year period despite the exercise of due diligence. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-3-107
Products Liability
4 Years

Within four (4) years, an action for:
(C) An injury to the rights of the plaintiff, not arising on contract and not herein enumerated; Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-3-105

Discovery:

Statute of limitations began to run on products liability action against manufacturer of intrauterine contraceptive device when plaintiff knew or reasonably should have known that she had suffered an injury and knew or reasonably should have know, cause of that injury, and where plaintiff's own uncontroverted testimony showed that in December, 1973, her pregnancy was terminated and that the device was the cause of her injury, the statute began running on that date and claim expired four years later and was therefore barred. Olson v. A.H. Robins Co., Inc., 1985, 696 P.2d 1294

Fraud
4 Years  Civil actions other than for the recovery of real property can only be brought within the following periods after the cause of action accrues:
(iv) Within four (4) years, an action for:
(D) For relief on the ground of fraud. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-3-105
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Granted except for wrongful death, personal or property injuries, and certain cases of neglect however, numerous other restrictions apply.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies except see medical malpractice above.
Comparative Negligence
Plaintiff barred unless 50% or less responsible.
Charitable Immunity
Abolished
Disabilities
Actions must be commenced within 3 years of removal of disability (infants' 18th birthday) with exception of medical malpractice (see above)
Punitive Damages
Willful and wanton conduct. Plaintiff must first prove actual damages. Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
None
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/consumer.htm
(307) 777-7874
(800) 438-5799 (Toll-free hotline)

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