What Is the Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Oregon?
No one anticipates leaving a hospital or other health care facility in worse shape than when he or she arrived. Unfortunately, this is a reality for thousands of people each year in the United States. At Miller & Wagner, LLP, we help victims of medical malpractice obtain the compensation they need to replace lost wages, cover additional medical care expenses and for any other costs associated with medical negligence.
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What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical professionals must provide care according to a strict standard of care. If their care falls below this governing standard, then they can be held accountable for any injuries or illnesses that result from the substandard care a patient received. This could involve a direct act that violates their duty, as well as the failure to provide or omitting services that could have prevented the resulting condition.
Statute of Limitations in Oregon and Washington for Medical Malpractice Claims
State laws limit the amount of time a person has to file a claim for medical malpractice. These limits are known as "statutes of limitations." It is important to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss these limits and determine how long you have to file a claim. If you wait too long, you risk losing your right to initiate any action against your medical provider.
At Miller & Wagner, we have helped numerous victims of medical negligence file claims quickly to ensure they do not lose their chance to receive significant compensation. The statutes of limitations in Oregon and Washington are:
- Oregon: Victims may file a claim either (i) two years from the date of the wrongful act or omission or (ii) within two years of the date the injury was (or reasonably should have been) discovered. No actions may be filed 5 years after the act or omission that led to the injury.
- Washington: Victims may file a claim either (i) within 2 years of the wrongful act or omission or (i) within 1 year after the discovery of the alleged negligent act, whichever is later. No actions may be filed 8 years after the act or omission that led to the injury.
Contact a Portland Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one was seriously hurt due to the negligence of a doctor or another medical professional, please speak with our firm as soon as possible. We will discuss your case in a confidential setting and provide honest feedback about your potential claim.
Contact our Portland lawyers online today, or call 503-299-6116, toll free at 866-785-6625, to schedule your free initial consultation.