Must I file a claim within a certain length of time?
In Oregon you generally must file a lawsuit within two years of the malpractice or of the date you discovered the malpractice. However, many types of malpractice have a longer claim period. These include:
- death caused by malpractice
- fraud or concealment of malpractice
- defective medical equipment or unsafe medications
- malpractice involving minors
Sometimes there is a shorter time period. In some cases you must give notice of your intent to file a claim within 180 days.
Always call for legal advice before assuming you know the statute of limitations.