Rhode Island Statute of Limitations

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death action must be filed within three years of the date of death or within three years from the time the wrongful act should have been reasonably discovered.

Personal Injury Actions

Personal injury actions must be filed within three years of the date that the injury occurred.

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 or within three years of the date the injury was, or should have been, discovered. A minor must file a medical malpractice action within three years of his or her 18th birthday.

Products Liability Actions

Products liability actions must be brought within three years of the date of the injury and in no event more than 10 years after the cause of action occurred.

Special Rules for Minors

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

Workers' Compensation

A workers' compensation claim must be filed within two years from the date of injury, incapacity, or disablement.

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