Maryland Birth Injury Lawyers
For parents, the birth of their child can be one of the most special moments in their lives. However, when the medical staff you entrust with your care make a mistake that injures your baby, the memory can be a devastating one. These mistakes can lead to birth injuries that cause permanent issues for your child. If the mistake could have been prevented, it is considered negligent behavior or malpractice. If your child was diagnosed with a birth injury in Maryland, you may be able to secure your child’s future with a lawsuit verdict or settlement.
Birth injury is complicated, and often occurs with multiple diagnoses. A child may experience a lack of oxygen at birth (an injury called HIE) at the same time a brain bleed (intracranial hemorrhage) occurs. This can be a consequence of medical malpractice, and it can result in different types of disability. However, the disability may not become evident until the child grows up and does not develop as they should.
Statute of Limitations
While it’s important to research and explore your legal options, it’s important to note that there is a time limit to file a lawsuit – it is referred to as the statute of limitations. Depending on what facility type and location the malpractice occurred in, the statute can differ. If you believe that malpractice occurred during your child’s birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible and confirm your statute. In Maryland, you have until one day prior to the child’s 21st birthday to file a lawsuit. For adults, you have 3 years from when you knew or should have known of the malpractice not to exceed 5 years from the date of malpractice.
Legal Help in Maryland
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country and have first-hand experience working with co-counsel in Maryland on these cases. Our unique focus on birth injury allows us to provide both knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases and the compassion each family needs for their case.
Common Birth Injuries
Common conditions that our attorneys have seen in birth injury cases include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- A high-risk pregnancy
- A delayed emergency c-section
- Umbilical cord problems
- Infant seizures
- Newborn Infections
- And other birth injuries
About ABC Law Centers
The attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since the firm’s inception in 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and we do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.