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Notwithstanding the above, medical malpractice claims must be brought within three years from the date of occurrence or within two years from the date the claimant knew or should have known of the injury, whichever is later, but not later than seven years from the date of the occurrence. When the malpractice case involves a foreign object left in the body, the limitation period is two years from the date of discovery of the object. If a claimant is a minor, insane or imprisoned at the time the cause of action accrues, the limitation periods are tolled until the disability is removed.
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