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District of Columbia 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.
D.C. Code Ann. §12-301 and §12-302 Three years. Minors under age 18: the time period before the person’s 18th birthday is not a part of the time limit imposed.

District of Columbia Medical Liability/Medical Malpractice Laws

Damage Award Limit or Cap

No applicable statute.

Limits on Attorney Fees

No limitations.

Periodic Payments

No applicable statute.

Patient Compensation or Injury Fund

None provided.

Medical or Peer Review Panels

ยง44-801 et seq. Peer review body

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