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Medical Malpractice Law Upheld in OR

The Oregon Supreme Court recently took action in upholding a statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice suits involving minors.

The court reportedly ruled against a claim, backed by a legislature specifically tailored to medical malpractice cases and approved shortly after Oregon became a state.

Woman’s Case Rejected

A woman living in Oregon filed a suit against Providence Health System after her son was born with disabilities.

Kelly Christiansen claimed that her doctor at the time failed to properly monitor her child’s birth and was too late in performing an emergency C-section.

However, Christiansen failed to file the suit until eight years after her son’s birth, which went against Oregon’s five-year statute of limitations.

Mother Argues Against Law

Christiansen reportedly fought against the state’s statute of limitations claiming that negligence suits that involve a minor can be filed any time before the child reaches the age of 18.

Although, despite the Christiansen’s pleading, Chief Justice Paul De Miniz rejected her argument and her case due to the extended amount of time that had passed before she filed the suit.

(Source: Houston Chronicle)

Do you have a child who was wrongfully born with a birth defect? If so, please contact a medical malpractice attorney today so you and your loved ones can receive the compensation that you need and deserve.


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