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Rhode Island 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.
R.I. Gen. Laws §9-1-14.1 Three years from act or reasonable discovery. Minors: three years from reaching majority.
Rhode Island Medical Liability/Medical Malpractice Laws
Damage Award Limit or Cap
No applicable statute.
Limits on Attorney Fees
§9-21-12. In any action to recover damages for personal injury, injury to property, or wrongful death for which a judgment of $150,000 or more is entered, a post-judgment conference shall be held for the purpose of determining the viability of a voluntary agreement for payment of the judgment in periodic installments.
§9-21-13. In any legal action based upon a cause of action arising for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death in which damages, if liability is proved, are likely to be in excess of $150,000, the parties shall consider the use of periodic payments as means of settlement.
Patient Compensation or Injury Fund
Medical or Peer Review Panels
§5-37.3-7. Medical peer review boards