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.
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