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Birth Injury Statute of Limitations

Birth injury lawsuits occur when a parent decides to hold a party liable for their child’s injuries legally. When the other party is found responsible, the parent or guardian will receive financial compensation to cover medical expenses and the cost of care. These lawsuits are usually filed against doctors, but nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals can be held liable.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the time limit in which a person can file a lawsuit. Each state has a different statute for every type of lawsuit. For the most part, if the statute of limitations has expired, no matter how severe the case may be, the case will be dismissed. According to Pennsylvania law (42 Pa. Consol. Stat. § 5524(2)), a parent or legal guardian has two years from the date of the discovery of the injury to file.

Causing Factors

A multitude of things can cause birth injuries. For the most part, birth injuries are caused by untreated medical conditions, improper prenatal care, and forced trauma during birth. All of these factors can be the result of a doctor or nurse’s negligence. To better understand other causing factors of birth defects and injuries, we recommend taking a look at our blog here.

Birth Injury Lawyer

If your child has sustained serious injuries, the cost of recovery can be overwhelming. However, it’s essential to know that we can assist you with recovering compensation for your child’s care. Although you may have two years to file, you need to act fast if you want assistance with paying for your child’s medical expenses, therapy, and at-home care. When you’re ready, reach out to our birth injury team to get started on your case.

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