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Vermont 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.
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, §521 and tit. 12, §551 Three years from incident or two years from reasonable discovery, whichever occurs later, but not later than seven years after incident. Fraud: no statute of limitations. Foreign object: If not discovered within the period of limitation under this section, the action may be commenced within two years of the date of the discovery of the foreign object. Minors: may bring such action within the times in this chapter respectively limited, after reaching majority.

Vermont 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

26 ยง1441 et seq. Peer review committees
   

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