Except as provided in division (C) or (E) of this section, an action based on a product liability claim and an action for bodily injury or injuring personal property shall be brought within two years after the cause of action accrues. Except as provided in divisions (B)(1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) of this section, a cause of action accrues under this division when the injury or loss to person or property occurs.
Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.10
A cause of action does not arise until the plaintiff discovers, or should have discovered that he or she was injured by the wrongful conduct of the defendant. **Discovery rule generally applies to latent injuries.** Norris v. Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., 2009-Ohio-4158 (slip opinion), paragraph 40 citing Norgard v. Brush Wellman, Inc., 766 N.E. 2d 977, 2002-Ohio-2007.
Statute of Repose - (C)(1) Except as otherwise provided in divisions (C)(2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) of this section or in section 2305.19 of the Revised Code, no cause of action based on a product liability claim shall accrue against the manufacturer or supplier of a product later than ten years from the date that the product was delivered to its first purchaser or first lessee who was not engaged in a business in which the product was used as a component in the production, construction, creation, assembly, or rebuilding of another product. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.10
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