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SOL for Medical Malpractice Claims (Minor Plaintiffs): 10 years

SOL for Medical Malpractice Claims (Parental Claims): 2 years

SOL for Wrongful Death Claims: 2 years

Texas Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims (Minor Plaintiffs)

10 years: Tex. Civil Practice and Remedies Code Ann. § 74.251(b): limitation period held unconstitutional as to minors; the 10 year statute of repose applies.

Texas Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims (Parental Claims)

2 years: Tex. Civil Practice and Remedies Code Ann. § 74.251: (a) Notwithstanding any other law and subject to Subsection (b), no health care liability claim may be commenced unless the action is filed within two years from the occurrence of the breach or tort or from the date the medical or health care treatment that is the subject of the claim or the hospitalization for which the claim is made is completed; (b) A claimant must bring a health care liability claim not later than 10 years after the date of the act or omission that gives rise to the claim. This subsection is intended as a statute of repose so that all claims must be brought within 10 years or they are time barred.

Texas Medical Malpractice Claim Caps

Tex. Civil Practice and Remedies Code Ann. § 74.301: In an action on a health care liability claim where final judgment is rendered against more than one health care institution, the limit of civil liability for noneconomic damages for each health care institution, inclusive of all persons and entities for which vicarious liability theories may apply, shall be limited to an amount not to exceed $250,000 for each claimant and the limit of civil liability for noneconomic damages for all health care institutions, inclusive of all persons and entities for which vicarious liability theories may apply, shall be limited to an amount not to exceed $500,000 for each claimant.

Tex. Civil Practice and Remedies Code Ann. § 74.301(b): the cap is adjusted annually for inflation.

Texas Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

2 years: Tex. Civil Practice and Remedies Code Ann. § 74.251(a): Notwithstanding any other law and subject to Subsection (b), no health care liability claim may be commenced unless the action is filed within two years from the occurrence of the breach or tort or from the date the medical or health care treatment that is the subject of the claim or the hospitalization for which the claim is made is completed.

Texas Wrongful Death Claim Caps

Tex. Civil Practice and Remedies Code Ann. § 74.303(a): In a wrongful death or survival action on a health care liability claim where final judgment is rendered against a physician or health care provider, the limit of civil liability for all damages, including exemplary damages, shall be limited to an amount not to exceed $500,000 for each claimant, regardless of the number of defendant physicians or health care providers against whom the claim is asserted or the number of separate causes of action on which the claim is based.


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