Is there a time limit on filing a lawsuit against a doctor?
Yes. Like all civil lawsuits, this type of claim is subject to the statutes of limitations. Statute of limitations is a law that sets forth the time period during which a lawsuit can be filed. If the time period passes before the lawsuit is filed, whatever claim might have existed is forfeited. It is important, in cases like this, to contact a birth injury attorney as soon as you suspect there may be a problem. Your cerebral palsy lawyer can lead you safely through the statute of limitations and other procedural obstacles your lawsuit may face.
Additional Birth Injuries FAQs
My child has a serious birth defect or injury. Can I sue the doctor?
A: Not necessarily. Although doctors are trained health care professionals and are held to a high standard of care in treating their patients, they are not in the … More
What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
A: Most cases of damage to the brain among cerebral palsy children occurred before they were born - more specifically, during the first six months of pregnancy. Experts … More
My child is only three months old. How can someone so young file a lawsuit?
A: The answer is that a three-month-old cannot file a lawsuit on their own, but would require the child's "guardian ad litem" to file a lawsuit. Your birth … More
What if the hospital destroys my child's health records?
A: Generally a hospital will retain a child's health records for a set period of time. If you've waited too long to pursue the claim this could be a … More
How can I prove my case against the doctor?
A: Medical malpractice cases hinge largely on expert witness testimony. An expert witness is someone who has been shown to be an expert in their particular field. … More
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