Cleveland Birth Injury Compensation Lawyer
Is It Too Late To File a Lawsuit for Birth Injury Compensation?
Many families live with the financial burden of caring for a child who has disabilities caused by a birth injury. Too often, the parents never found out why the birth injury happened and never received any sort of compensation from the medical provider. It may not be too late to get the answers and financial help your family needs.
At the law firm of Dennis Seaman & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio, we offer a free consultation to parents of older children who are affected by a birth injury. Whether or not you hire our law firm to represent, one of our lawyers will listen to the facts of your case and explain your options.
The Statute of Limitations in Birth Injury Cases
In most cases, adults have only one year to file a medical malpractice claim, starting from the time they knew or should have known that negligence may have occurred (or one year from the date they were last treated by the medical provider).
Children, however, have much longer to file personal injury claims than adults. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for minors doesn’t even start running until the child reaches age 18.
Investigating the Cause of Injuries That Occurred in the Past
Conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and brain damage may have been caused by medical mistakes made during pregnancy and delivery. Finding evidence of medical malpractice that happened many years ago can be difficult.
Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation
For more information about birth injury compensation for an older child, contact our Cleveland, Ohio, medical malpractice lawyers to arrange a free consultation about your rights and options.