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Medical malpractice claims for injury or death must be brought within two years after the date of the injury or from the date when the injury becomes reasonably ascertainable to the injured person. In no event, however, shall any action be brought more than four years after the date on which the alleged wrongful act occurred. If a person entitled to bring an action is under the age of 18, incapacitated, or imprisoned, then he or she may bring the action within one year after the disability is removed, but no more than eight years after the time of the act giving rise to the cause of action.
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