Last week, the Oregon Supreme Court upheld a five-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits involving minors. The case involved a woman who sued Providence Health System, claiming its doctor did not recognize signs of fetal distress when her son was being born and failed to perform an emergency Caesarean section. However, the suit was commenced eight years after the boy was born – beyond the five year statute of limitations. See stories in the media here and here.
A copy of the opinion can be viewed on the website of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Medical malpractice claims are typically complex, expensive and difficult cases. Because of the difficulty of these cases, it is vitally important to thoroughly investigate and speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as you believe you may have a claim. The Oregon medical malpractice lawyers at D’Amore & Associates offer free consultations to review the facts of your case.