A majority of births are uneventful and result in healthy children; unfortunately, complications and errors still occur. When a child is harmed due to medical negligence during pregnancy, birth, or early infancy, parents must come to terms with their child’s prognosis, which may involve serious, lifelong disabilities. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in a Washington, D.C., you may be entitled to compensation for current and future medical expenses in order to secure care for the injured party.
What is a birth injury?
Birth injuries are harm caused to the baby at and around the time of birth. There are many types of birth injuries and multiple may even occur at once. These injuries can be a consequence of medical malpractice and can result in permanent disabilities for the child. Birth injuries are not always immediately known; delays in the child’s development may not become apparent until they start missing developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations (SOL). This statute varies on a state-by-state basis, and even depending on what type of facility the malpractice occurred in. If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible since birth injury lawsuits can take years to litigate. In Washington, D.C., you have 3 years from the date of the injury to file a parental claim regarding a birth injury case. Claims filed on behalf of the injured child must be made by their 21st birthday.
Legal Help in Washington, D.C.
It’s crucial to find an attorney that only handles birth injury. The complexity of the medical records and the law requires experience and the right network of experts. Attorneys at ABC Law Centers are licensed to practice in D.C. and have years of first-hand experience litigating cases there.
At ABC Law Centers, our unique focus on birth injury means that we can provide thorough knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases, while giving each client the personal attention they need and deserve. Call today for a free consultation!
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Common birth injuries
Some of the more common birth injury cases our attorneys have handled include one or more of the following conditions or situations:
About ABC Law Centers
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since 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 do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.