Some people believe that if a cerebral palsy related medical malpractice suit is not filed shortly after birth, then there is no case. This is not correct. The time in which someone has to file suit in a medical negligence or malpractice case is governed by whats known as the statute of limitations, which is different among the states. In Maryland, for example, the parents of a child injured from medical malpractice generally can file their case up to three years from the date the injury was discovered, but no more than five years from the date the malpractice was committed. Children in Maryland, however, have a longer time to file suit. In general, a child has until his/her 21st birthday to file a medical malpractice suit. There are exceptions to these rules, however, which may limit or extend the time to file suit, so you should always speak with a qualified cerebral palsy lawyer to determine the statute of limitations for your case. Even if these guidelines dissuade you or your loved one from filing suit, you should check with us anyway, just to be sure. Please call or email the experienced Maryland Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice lawyers at Snyder & Snyder today to discuss your legal rights. If you have any questions about the Statute of Limitations in your potential case, please do not hesitate to call us.
What is the Time Period to File a Lawsuit in Maryland?
Often times, the law regarding medical malpractice claims in Maryland and when you can file these claims becomes confusing. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have questions regarding your potential medical malpractice claims. We are experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers and we are here to advise you on your potential claims. The Law gets even more confusing when you are dealing with a child suffering from a disability or condition such as cerebral palsy.