Massachusetts Nursing Home Laws

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Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 §2-A

  • Three years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.

Damages Cap Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 231 §60H

  • Non-economic damages are capped at $500,000. Exceptions apply where loss of bodily function or disfigurement is involved.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations

  • Three years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered. A seven year statute of repose is applicable. Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 §4

Damages Cap Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 231 §60H

  • Non-economic damages are capped at $500,000. Exceptions apply where loss of bodily function or disfigurement is involved.

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 229 §2

  • Three years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.

Damages Cap Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 229 §2

  • No caps, but minimum of $5,000 in punitive damages awarded if "the decedent's death was caused by the malicious, willful, wanton or reckless conduct of the defendant or by the gross negligence of the defendant."

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