Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse
- Three years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.
Statute of Limitations
- Three years from the date of the act or omission causing the injury. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 24 § 2902
- In cases involving leaving a foreign object in the patient’s body, the statue of limitation begins when the patient discovers or should have discovered the harm.
- If plaintiff is not competent, statute does not begin to run until the disability is lifted. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14 § 853
- These claims are subject to mandatory pre litigation screening panel procedures.
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- Generally two years unless the death is caused by nursing home negligence or medical malpractice.
Damages Cap Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 18 § 2-804
- Non-economic damages limited to $500,000
- Punitive damages limited to $250,000
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