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SOL for Medical Malpractice Claims (Minor Plaintiffs): 21 years

SOL for Medical Malpractice Claims (Parental Claims): 3 years

SOL for Wrongful Death Claims: 3 years

District of Columbia Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims (Minor Plaintiffs)

21 years: D.C. Stat. § 12-302: (a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, when a person entitled to maintain an action is, at the time the right of action accrues:
(1) under 18 years of age; or (2) non compos mentis; or (3) imprisoned — he or his proper representative may bring action within the time limited after the disability is removed.

District of Columbia Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims (Parental Claims)

3 years: D.C. Stat. § 12-301(8): All Torts not specifically prescribed: 3 years.

District of Columbia Medical Malpractice Claim Caps

Not applicable for the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

3 years: D.C. Stat. § 12-301: Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, actions for the following purposes may not be brought after the expiration of the period specified below from the time the right to maintain the action accrues…(8) for which a limitation is not otherwise specially prescribed— 3 years.

District of Columbia Wrongful Death Claim Caps

Not applicable for the District of Columbia


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