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A medical malpractice action must be brought within two years from the date the cause of action accrues. In most cases, the cause of action accrues on the date of the incident, but there are exceptions when the injury could not have reasonably been discovered until a later date. A wrongful death action accrues on the date of death. The limitation periods are extended for minority or mental incapacity and time does not begin to run until the disability is removed.
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