Oregon Statute of Limitations
A cause of action for wrongful death must be filed within three years after the injury causing the death is or should have been discovered. In no event can a wrongful death action be filed more than three years after the date of death.
Personal Injury Actions
These actions must be brought within two years of the date of the injury.
Medical Malpractice Actions
Actions against health-care providers must be filed within two years of the date that the act giving rise to the injury occurred or within two years of the date when the injury was, or should have been, discovered. Only in cases involving fraud or deceit may a medical malpractice action be filed more than five years after the date of the act giving rise to the injury occurred.
Products Liability Actions
Products liability actions must be brought within two years after the plaintiff suffers the injury or within two years of the date when the injury was, or should have been, discovered. Generally, a person may not file a products liability action more than 10 years after the product was purchased or used. Furthermore, if the action is brought under the UCC, the statute of limitations is four years.
Special Rules for Minors
The statute of limitations is tolled until the person is 18; however, it may not be extended more than five years or until one year after the person turns 18, whichever comes first.
A workers' compensation claim must be filed within one year from the date of injury if the employer had knowledge of the injury, if the worker dies within 180 days of the injury, or if the worker had good cause for late notice. In order to report a claim, notice of an accident resulting in an injury or death must be given immediately by the worker or a dependent, to the employer, but not later than 90 days after the accident.
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