The Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled to uphold a five-year statute of limitations involving minors. After a recent claim that purported laws from Oregon’s territory existence blocked the current time limitation, the court ruled to maintain the state law. The claim was brought forth by a woman who sued Providence Health Center eight years after the birth of her son for failing to perform an emergency Caesarean section when signs of fetal distress were displayed. The woman’s son suffered several developmental disabilities due to a lack of oxygen during birth.
The court ruled unanimously against the woman’s case, declaring although the statute can lead to “harsh consequences,” there is nothing in the state constitution to stop the legislature from setting that limit.
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