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Notwithstanding the above, in general, a medical malpractice action must be commenced within two years of the date of occurrence or from the completion of treatment. There is some case law which allows an extension of time to file suit until the injury is discovered. If, at the time the cause of action accrues, the claimant is under the age of eighteen years, an action may be brought at any time until the claimant`s twentieth birthday.
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