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Running Head: STATUE OF LIMITATION 1
Statue of Limitation
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Statue of Limitation
A statute of limitation protects a professional nurse, who is the defendant in this case, in a
number of ways. This is the prescribed limit of time legally in which filing of a lawsuit against
defendant by an injured party. As such, the types of statutes of limitation differ in accordance to
the type of legal claim under consideration, as well as, the state law. For instance, a number of
states demand that filing of a personal injury lawsuit takes place within the first year from the
occurrence, though others sometimes stretch it up to one year. In a similar, school of thought,
filing of claims based on a written contract in a court of law should take place within four years
from the day of the breach of the contract. As such, statutes of limitations rules apply to cases
filed in all the courts of legal justice, as well as, the federal courts (Burnard & Chapman, 2004).
A statue of limitation protects a professional nurse defendant himself or herself from a
claim especially when dealing with a court case. This protection comes in the sense that the law
demands filing of a court case within certain parameters of time. As such, if the plaintiff fails to

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