Personal Injury Actions
A personal injury action must be filed within two years from the date the injury is first sustained or discovered. In no event can a suit be filed more than three years from the date that the negligent act or omission occurred.
Generally, a workers’ compensation claim must be filed within one year from the date of injury. For death cases, it is two years from the date of accident or onset of symptoms of the occupational disease, or one year from the date of death, whichever is later.
Medical Malpractice Actions
An injured person must file suit against a health care provider within two years of the date the injury is first sustained or discovered. In no event can suit be filed more than three years from the date that the negligent act or omission occurred.
A wrongful death action must be filed within two years of the date of death. In no event can a suit be filed more than five years from the date of the act or omission complained of by the plaintiff.
Products Liability Actions
These actions must be brought within three years of the date that the injury occurred or within three years of the date when the injury was, or should have been, discovered. However, certain products actions may not be brought against a party more than 10 years from when that party last parted with possession or control of the product; this period may be extended by express and written warranties for longer periods of time.
Special Rules for Minors
Connecticut has no statute that extends the limitations period in favor of minors.
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