District of Columbia Nursing Home Laws

District of Columbia Nursing Home Law | Injury Attorney

Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations D.C. Code Ann. §12-301

  • Three years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.
  • Assault, battery, and wounding claims fall under a one year Statute of Limitation.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations

  • D.C. Code Ann. §12-301: Three years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.
  • D.C. Code Ann. §12-302: For minors, mentally incompetent or imprisoned individuals, the claim may be filed within three years after the disability is removed.

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations D.C. Code Ann. §16-2702

  • Actions brought under the Wrongful Death Act must be brought within two years from the date of death.

Damages Caps

  • None.
  • Punitive damages are recoverable, but disfavored. An award of punitive damages must be accompanied by an award of compensatory damages.

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