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Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
3 Years

with occurrence rule.  2 years for personal injury in wrongful death when brought by personal representative. Two(2) years fro claims against governmental bodies

Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule but, action must be commenced within 5 years of date of act unless delay is due to fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation, and then, action must be commenced within 2 years of when such is, or should have been, discovered.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule SOR: 8 years (but can equal 10 if plaintiff did not discover claim until year 8)
Intentional Torts
2 Years
2 Years commencing from discovery.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Damages limited to $50,000 for property damage, $100,000 for claims arising out of a single occurrence, and over $500,000 for any number of claims arising out of a single occurrence.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule except see specific rules for medical malpractice and products liability.
Comparative Negligence
Does not bar recovery unless plaintiff's fault exceeds 50%.
Charitable Immunity
For infancy (18th birthday) and insanity, the maximum is 5 years in all or 1 year after disability ceases. Toll does not apply to medical or dental malpractice claims.
In any claim for bodily injury, death, or property damage, including claims for emotional injury or distress, death or property damage, amount awarded for noneconomic damages may not exceed $500,000. This limitation has been held unconstitutional by Supreme Court.
Punitive Damages
Plaintiff must present clear and convincing evidence of malice or reckless and outrageous indifference to highly unreasonable risk of harm and conscious indifference to health, safety, and welfare of others. Specific exceptions and regulations exist. Caps: None.
No-Fault Insurance


Other Relevant Information
2 Years for Nuclear/Radioactive Incident.
2 years for Cases Involving Breast Implants.
Consumer Fraud Complaint

Oregon Department of Justice, Financial Fraud Section

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