Minnesota Statute of Limitations

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death action based on negligence must be filed within three years of the date of death, but in no event can the action be filed more than six years from the date that the act giving rise to claim occurred. In cases where the wrongful death action is based upon medical malpractice, suit must be filed within three years of the date of death, but in no event can the action be filed more than four years from the date that the act that giving rise to the injury occurred.

Personal Injury Actions

These actions generally carry a two-year limitations period.

Medical Malpractice Actions

Actions against health care providers must be filed within four years of the date that the act giving rise to the injury occurred.

Products Liability Actions

Depending on the circumstances and nature of the claim, a two-, four-, or six-year statute of limitations could apply.

Special Rules for Minors

Except in cases of wrongful death, the statute of limitations begins to run on the minor's 18th birthday.

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