Some states have a law that provides a limited exception to the statute of limitations for fraud. In a medical malpractice scenario, if a doctor purposefully covers up a negligent act, it can sometimes be possible to argue that he/she fraudulently concealed it. I have no idea whether Oregon law has this exception to the limitations period or whether it would factually apply to your case. See a local med mal attorney for the best advice.
This is a complicated question and I am not sure that you could get any sort of an accurate answer unless you have an attorney sit down and go through your medical history and then review the records. Based on the information provided I believe that it would be worth your time to research the issue further. Since timing is at issue I would consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
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There is an alternative theory that can start the statute of limitations tolling significantly after the harm in limited instances when actual or constructive knowledge the harm did not occur until later. Therefore, if you could not have known of the harm until a later date, the statute would not start tolling until then. This is a very limited exception and you would need a detailed legal opinion. See a lawyer.
You might still have a claim! In some instances (and some states), statute of limitations begins to run after it is discovered that there was an injury, not from the date of the act. Consult a local personal injury attorney immediately. Usually, the first consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose.
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