Childbirth is a special moment for every parent. Unfortunately, the medical staff you entrust with your care can make mistakes. Those mistakes can result from malpractice and lead to birth injuries – complications that can cause lifelong problems for your child. If you believe that you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in Rhode Island, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child may need.
Birth injury is very complex, and it is associated with many different diagnoses. A baby may have been deprived of oxygen at birth, and at the same time, endured a brain bleed. This can be a result of medical malpractice, and it can result in one or more disabilities. However, some delays in the child’s development may not appear until they start missing developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. The statute may vary depending on what kind of facility the malpractice occurred in, and even differs for a minor vs. an adult. If you suspect that you experienced malpractice during childbirth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. In Rhode Island, you have 21 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in Rhode Island
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country and have first-hand experience working with local counsel in Rhode Island 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.
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Attorneys at ABC Law Centers have helped advise parents with birth injury cases for over 25 years. We are glad to consult with you and answer your questions, absolutely free.
Common Birth Injuries
Some of the more common birth injury cases our attorneys have handled include one or more of the following conditions:
About ABC Law Centers
Since the firm’s inception in 1997, the attorneys at ABC Law Centers have only handled birth injury cases. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our lawyers 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.