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In Maryland, an action for personal injury caused by medical malpractice must be filed either within five years from the date of the alleged wrongful act or three years from the date when the injury was discovered. If the claimant is a minor, the statute does not begin to run until the claimant reaches the age of eleven, and if the action involves a foreign object or injury to the reproductive system, the statute does not begin to run until the claimant is sixteen. A wrongful death action brought on a medical malpractice theory must be filed within three years after death.
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