The birth of a child is one of the most anticipated moments for parents. Unfortunately, this moment can take a turn for the worse when their baby suffers a birth injury – an injury during, at, or around the time of birth. Often, birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice. If a medical staff member makes a mistake that could have been prevented, and it leads to a baby sustaining a birth injury, it could result in lifelong disability and complications. If you suspect that your baby suffered a birth injury in North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care that they may need.
Birth injury is a very complex field, associated with many diagnoses. It’s not uncommon that a child may be diagnosed with more than one complication as a result of a birth injury. For example, a child can suffer both from a lack of oxygen at birth and a brain bleed. These events can cause significant disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. Sometimes, these disabilities may not be obvious until the child grows and is stunted in their development.
Statute of Limitations
If you suspect malpractice occurred at or around the time of your child’s birth, it’s important to speak with a birth injury attorney right away and find out what your statute of limitations is – the time limit you have to file a lawsuit. The statute can depend on what kind of facility your child was born in, and differ for an adult vs. a minor. The statute can be subject to change. In North Carolina, you have 10 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. Contact a birth injury attorney to confirm your specific statute and explore your legal options.
Legal Help in North Carolina
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country. 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.
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About ABC Law Centers
At ABC Law Centers, our attorneys our attorneys have only handled birth injury cases since the firm was founded in 1997. A network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts have been on our side for over 25 years. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury and maintain leadership positions in legal associations. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and we do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.