New parents rely on their doctors and medical professionals to assess the risks of birth defects, genetic conditions, and other serious medical complications that can occur during pregnancy and delivery. Birth defects and injuries are caused by a variety of factors, but many can be proactively detected and avoided through proper medical intervention. Most healthcare professionals operate with the utmost integrity and diligence, but in some cases, medical malpractice can result in life-changing consequences.
If your baby was born with a birth defect or suffered any other complication resulting from a medical professional’s negligence, you deserve to recover just compensation. Miller Stern Lawyers are committed to helping families enforce their rights and recover damages. We have changed the lives of thousands of satisfied clients and contributed to verdicts and settlements worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Our Baltimore City birth defect lawyers understand what is at stake and will work closely with you throughout our handling of your case. Our team emphasizes compassion and communication, and we will leverage the full extent of our skills and resources when fighting to maximize your recovery.
Maryland’s Statute of Limitations for Birth Injury Cases
Do not wait to explore your legal options with a qualified legal professional if your child was born with a birth defect. You will only have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action, as the state of Maryland enforces time limits for legal action involving birth injuries. In most cases, you will be unable to recover any compensation if do not file a lawsuit by the applicable deadline.
Both parents and the injured child can file separate lawsuits seeking to recover compensation for the same injury. Parents will have five years from the date of the injury (generally the delivery date) or three years from the date they discovered the injury, whichever comes first, to initiate legal action. The injured child will have three years from the date they turn 18. Should a birth defect result in the death of a child, the parents will have three years from the date of the child’s passing to file a wrongful death claim.
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Miller Stern Lawyers have extensive experience litigating cases involving birth injuries and medical malpractice. We will work to recover compensation for all losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, mental suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
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