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Massachusetts Medical Malpractice
Statute of Limitations

In Massachusetts as in all states, there are time limits within which you must bring your malpractice case. In Massachusetts the general statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions is 3 years. A cause of action for medical malpractice accrues when a plaintiff learns, or reasonably should have learned, that he/she has been harmed as a result of the defendant's conduct; however in no event more than seven years after the alleged act or omission occurred. Special exceptions exist for cases involving minors and for cases involving instruments left in the body after surgery, by statute. This statute of limitations is tolled during a claimant's disability . For more information see Mass. General Laws ch. 260, § 4 etc. Click here to Investigate your Massachusetts Doctor. In MA, abuse or neglect of a Nursing Home Resident is actionable Malpractice, subject to the same Statute of Limitations as any other malpractice action. Click here to find out more about Massachusetts Nursing Home Malpractice and Massachusetts Nursing Deaths.

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