MASSACHUSSETTS STATUTES OF LIMITATION
Professional Malpractice: Malpractice actions must be commenced within three years of the date of the act or omission giving rise ot the injury, or within three years of its discovery. All medical malpractice actions must be filed within seven years after the date of the act or omission giving rise to the injury, with the exception of actions for a foreign object being left inside the body, in which case the limitations period begins to run when the plaintiff discovers or should have discovered the presence of the foreign object.
Personal Injury: 3 years. However, a person injured in a hit-and-run accident may commence suit within six months of learning the identity of the hit-and-run driver.
Fraud: 3 years.
Libel / Slander / Defamation: 3 years.
Injury to Personal Property: 3 years.
Product Liability: 3 years.
Contracts: Written and under seal, 20 years. Otherwise, 6 years.