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Colorado Medical Liability/Malpractice Statutes of Limitation
All states have set deadlines for when a patient may file a civil claim, known as statutes of limitation, for medical liability and malpractice claims. The majority of the states have special provisions regarding the time limits for minors to file medical liability and malpractice claims. Twenty-two states have special provisions regarding foreign objects.
Colo. Rev. Stat. §13-80-102.5 Two years from date of injury, no more than three years from act, unless knowingly concealed or foreign object. Foreign objects: two years from discovery. Minors under age 6: before age 8.
Colorado Medical Liability/Medical Malpractice Laws
Damage Award Limit or Cap
§13-64-302. $1 million total limit on all damages; $300,000 noneconomic limitation.
Limits on Attorney Fees
§13-64-201 et seq. If the award for future damages exceeds the present value of $150,000, the trial judge shall enter a judgment ordering that awards for future damages be paid by periodic payments rather than by a lump-sum payment. Money damages awarded for loss of future earnings shall not be reduced or payments terminated by reason of the death of the judgment creditor. Any such remaining periodic payments shall be paid to the heirs and devisees of the judgment creditor. Payments for future damages other than loss of future earnings shall cease at the death of the judgment creditor.
Patient Compensation or Injury Fund
Medical or Peer Review Panels
§12-36.5-101 et seq. Professional review proceedings