Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse
- Three years from when the injury was discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.
- If the injured is mentally incompetent, the person may file action after the date the disability is removed. Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-201(a)
- For injuries occurring on or after October 1, 1994, non-economic damages may not exceed $500,000.
- Beginning October 1, 1995, limit on non-economic damages increases by $15,000.
- Case must be filed either within five years from date of injury or three years from when injury was discovered, whichever comes first.
- If foreign object is discovered, or injury to reproductive system occurs, statute of limitations does not begin to run until plaintiff is 16 years of age.
- As of 2015, non-economic damages are capped at $740,000, to increase by $15,000 each year.
- If the claim involves wrongful death damages for two or more beneficiaries, the cap on non-economic damages is 125% of the cap.
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- Three years from date of death.
- Non-economic damages may not exceed $740,000 for one claimant as of 2015.
- Non-economic damages cap increases by $15,000 annually.
- The total recovery in a wrongful death case cannot exceed 150% of the cap.
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