What Is The Statutes Of Limitations?

The statute of limitations that applies to medical malpractice actions in the District of Columbia is a three­year statute. The statute is measured from the time plaintiff knows or with the exercise of due diligence should know of the injury. Claimants who are either under the age of eighteen, mentally incompetent, or imprisoned may bring their action within three years following the removal of their disability.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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