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Kentucky 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.
Ky. Rev. Stat. §413.140 and §413.170 One year from act or reasonable discovery, but not more than five years after act. Minors: the action may be brought within the same number of years after reaching majority or death of the person, whichever happens first.
Kentucky Medical Liability/Medical Malpractice Laws
Damage Award Limit or Cap
No limitations. Kentucky Constitution §54: The General Assembly shall have no power to limit the amount to be recovered for injuries resulting in death, or for injuries to person or property.
Limits on Attorney Fees
No applicable statute.
Patient Compensation or Injury Fund
Medical or Peer Review Panels
§311.377. Confidentiality and immunity for professional review bodies