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60-524. Limitations on actions for recovery of damages by Dalkon Shield victims. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), notwithstanding any other limitation contained in article 5 of chapter 60 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, any civil action, except an action for relief on the ground of fraud, brought by, or on behalf of, any Dalkon Shield victim against the Dalkon Shield claimant's trust, shall be brought in accordance with procedures established by the A.H. Robins company, inc. plan of reorganization, and shall be brought within 10 years of the time in which such cause of action shall have accrued.

(b) Any civil action for relief on the ground of fraud brought by, or on behalf of, any Dalkon Shield victim against the Dalkon Shield claimant's trust, shall not be deemed to have accrued until the fraud of A.H. Robins company, inc. was discovered, without regard to the date any physical injury occurred.

(c) The provisions of this act shall not affect any applicable statute of repose as otherwise provided by law.

(d) The provisions of this section shall be part of and supplemental to the provisions of article 5 of chapter 60 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated.

History: L. 1994, ch. 278, ยง 1; July 1.


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