On Monday, February 10 the Assembly Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Assembly Bill 1254, which would shorten the statute of limitations from 6 years to 2 years for various malpractice actions.


The bill would set the statute of limitations at 2 years for malpractice actions against the following licensed professionals: accountants, architects, attorneys, dentists, engineers, physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, registered nurses, health care facilities, physical therapists, land surveyors, registered pharmacists, veterinarians, insurance producers, midwives, pharmacy sites, and certain contractors, subcontractors and owners.


The bill also prohibits the award of attorneys’ fees in actions against these professionals except where authorized by statute or the New Jersey Rules of Court.


NJCJI supports this bill.