New Jersey Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations for Adults
Medical malpractice lawsuits are governed by a statute of limitations, or a specific time limit on when you can file a claim. In the case of an adult, a medical malpractice lawsuit in NJ must be filed within two (2) years from the actual date of the incident, or two (2) years from when the patient actually discovers the injury (or should have reasonably discovered the injury).
New Jersey Statute of Limitations For Minors and Birth Injury Cases
The statue of limitations for medical malpractice in New Jersey involving a minor is also two (2) years. However, the two-year statute of limitations starts on the minor”s eighteenth birthday. If a malpractice lawsuit is not filed by the age of twenty (20), the minor is barred from ever bringing that claim. Similarly, in the case of a New Jersey medical malpractice suit involving a birth injury, a claim must be filed by a minor”s thirteenth birthday.
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