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An action for medical malpractice generally must be brought within three years from the date of the last act giving rise to the cause of action or within one year of the date when the injury was or should have been discovered, but not more than four years from the date of the last act giving rise to the cause of action. Cases involving a foreign object left in the body must be brought within one year form the date of discovery, but no longer than ten years from the date of occurrence. Wrongful death actions must be commenced within the above time frames or within two years from death, whichever is shorter. The limitation periods are tolled for minority or insanity.
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