In May of 2008 my husband was arrested in front of me and my young child in a public place. I had a panic attack and required medical attention durring him being handcuffed. the police officer actually several police officers saw me on the ground having trouble breathing. I told one of them that i needed an ambulance as I was blacking out. Neitther one of the officers called for help. They told my husband i was crazy and laughed at the matter. It was only until a passerby called 911 an ambulance came out and transported me to the ER about to go into cardiac arrest. I would like to sue the police station. Do I still have time?
You should contact a local lawyer immediately. Like most states, the state of Oregon has statutes of limitation and you must file suit within them to preserve your case.
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Unless you can find some exception, the statute of limitations in Oregon for most claims is 2 years from the date of the negligence. In my opinion, it is too late to sue. You should check with other lawyers because opinions may vary.
You have two problems. As Ms. Paulson points out, the general statute of limitations, the time in which you must file a lawsuit in an injury claim, is two years. And, if you intend to sue the public agency, that is the police department and not just the officers personally, you would have needed to notify the agency within 180 days of the incident that you intended to sue. You're well beyond that deadline.
You may want to consult with a personal injury lawyer to review the facts of your case in more detail. But it appears to me, based on these bare facts given here, that you are likely too late to bring a lawsuit against either the officers or the police agency.
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