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In some states, such as Florida, the statute of limitations varies depending on the type of injury or when the injury was discovered. These states are noted with an asterisk.

These times are for your reference only. If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim, you should find an attorney immediately.

State   Statute of Limitation          
Alabama*   2 or 4 years          
Alaska   2 years          
Arizona   2 years          
Arkansas   3 years          
California*   1 or 3 years          
Colorado   2 years          
Connecticut*   2 or 3 years          
D.C.   3 years          
Delaware   2 years          
Florida*   2 or 4 years          
Georgia   2 years          
Hawaii*   2 or 6 years          
Idaho   2 years          
Illinois   2 years          
Indiana   2 years          
Iowa   2 years          
Kansas   2 years          
Kentucky   1 year          
Louisiana   1 year          
Maine   3 years          
Maryland*   3 or 5 years          
Massachusetts   3 years          
Michigan   2 years          
Minnesota   4 years          
Mississippi*   2 or 7 years          
Missouri*   2 or 10 years          
Montana   3 years          
Nebraska   2 years          
Nevada*   2 or 4 years          
New Hampshire   3 years          
New Jersey   2 years          
New Mexico   3 years          
New York   2 and a half years          
North Carolina*   3 to 10 years          
North Dakota   2 years          
Ohio*   1 or 4 years          
Oklahoma   2 years          
Oregon   2 years          
Pennsylvania   2 years          
Rhode Island   3 years          
South Carolina   3 years          
South Dakota   2 years          
Tennessee   1 years          
Texas   2 years          
Utah   2 years          
Vermont   3 years          
Virginia*   2 to 10 years          
Washington   3 years          
West Virginia   2 years          
Wisconsin   3 years          
Wyoming   2 years          



This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.

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