New Hampshire Statute of Limitations
A wrongful death action must be filed within three years of the date of death.
Personal Injury Actions
Personal injury actions must be brought within three years of the date of the injury or within three years of the time the plaintiff discovers, or in the exercise of reasonable diligence should have discovered the injury.
Medical Malpractice Actions
Actions against health care providers must be filed within three years of the date that the act giving rise to the injury occurred. This limitations period applies to minors who are eight and older. A minor under eight has until his or her 10th birthday to file a medical malpractice action.
Medical Malpractice Actions Based on Insertion of Foreign Objects
In these cases, suit must be filed within three years of insertion of the foreign object or within three years of discovering the foreign object, whichever is earlier. This rule applies to minors.
Products Liability Actions
Products liability actions must be brought within three years after the plaintiff suffers the injury or within three years of discovering the injury. In no event may a products liability action be brought more than 12 years after the product was manufactured and sold.
Special Rules for Minors
Except in cases of medical malpractice or wrongful death, minors have two years from their 18th birthday to file suit.
A workers' compensation action must be filed within three years from the date of the injury. The injured worker has two years from the date of injury to notify the employer of their injury. In the case of an occupational disease, the claimant must provide notice the date they know, or by reasonable diligence should have known of the injury.
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