South Dakota Nursing Home Laws

South Dakota Nursing Home Injury Law | Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Statute of Limitations S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §15-2-14

  • Three years.

Medical Malpractice

Statute of Limitations S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §15-2-14.1

  • Generally, two years, but continuous treatment may extend the limitations period.
  • For cases with children six years or older, case must be filed within three years of date of injury.

Damages Cap S.D. Codified Laws § 21-3-11

  • General damages are capped at $500,000. No cap on the amount of special damages that may be awarded.

Wrongful Death

Statute of Limitations S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §21-5-3

  • Three years from date of death.

Damages Cap S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §21-3-11

  • Non-economic damages capped at $500,000.

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