Pennsylvania

Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. §5524
2 years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. §§5524 and 5533
  • 2 years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.
  • For minors, statute of limitations does not begin to run until they reach 18 years.
Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. §5524
2 years.

Damages Caps Pa. Stat. Ann. tit. 40 §1303.505(d)
  • No limit on compensatory damages.
  • Punitive damages against a physician cannot exceed 200% of compensatory damages unless there is intentional misconduct.
Resource Links
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Aging