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Oct 2023

Can the Time Limit to File a Wrongful Death Claim Expire Before the Patient has Died?

I wrote about this issue a while back when the Tenth District Court of Appeals (Franklin County, Ohio) decided the case of Everhart v. Coshocton Cty. Mem. Hosp., 2022-Ohio-629. In that appeal, the court decided that Ohio’s four-year “statute of repose” for medical negligence claims does not apply to wrongful death claims. The statute of repose is an absolute ban on any medical claim that…

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