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 Pennsylvania has a two year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death actions. 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5524(2). Generally, a claim accrues 'as soon as the right to institute and maintain a suit arises,' Pocono Int'l Raceway, Inc. v. Pocono Produce, Inc., 503 Pa. 80, 468 A.2d 468, 471 (1983), which, in most tort actions, is at the moment the injury is sustained. In order to '`ameliorate the sometimes harsh effects' of the statute of limitations,' however, Pennsylvania courts have crafted an exception to this rule for situations in which a party, through no fault of his or her own, does not discover her injury until after the statute of limitations normally would have run. Bohus, 950 F.2d at 924 (quoting Cathcart v. Keene Indus. Insulation, 324 Pa.Super. 123, 471 A.2d 493, 500 (1984)). Latent disease cases often implicate this so-called 'discovery rule,' which tolls the statute. In this type of case, 'the statute of limitations begins to run ... when the plaintiff knows, or reasonably should know: (1) that he has been injured, and (2) that his injury has been caused by another party's conduct.' Cathcart, 471 A.2d at 500. The ...

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