Do you have essentially forever to bring your Maryland medical malpractice case? Maryland law can be quite brutal on this subject because waiting too long can destroy your medical malpractice case. You will be surprised how many people who contact us are shocked to know that time may no longer be on their side regarding their claim.
In this Maryland medical malpractice educational article, I am going to explain why you should not wait too long to move on your claim; because waiting too long can destroy your medical malpractice case.
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GET BETTER…
“I thought that I was going to get better.” In many cases, this is the thinking of individuals who have suffered an injury. The doctors may tell them certain things which lead them to believe that everything will be fine in the end. However, as time passes, things do not get fine. As I explain to clients who voice this position, I understand their thought process. I mean, more than likely the doctor did not get out of bed that morning choosing to injury them. In their minds their doctor is doing all that he or she can to make them better, and this may be the case.
With all the above said, Maryland law still requires that a plaintiff bringing a medical malpractice case understand the time frames and limitations placed on their case. Below I will touch on what can be done “while you are thinking that you are getting better…”
BECAUSE WAITING TOO LONG CAN DESTROY YOUR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE…
Maryland law gives a specific amount of time in which a medical malpractice case must be brought in court or it will be forever barred. Figuring the statute of limitations is a fact sensitive matter. What may start the clock in one set of facts may not start the clock in another set of facts. For example, does the clock start the same time for adults versus a child under 18? In addition, is there a maximum cut off time regardless of when you “discover” the injury? Due to all these variations, and others, I will not give you a hard and fast number for your “specific” set of facts because I do not know your facts. Suffice it to say, you do not have forever to bring your claim.
What I do suggest that you do, if you think that the doctor did not do something right regarding your care, is speak with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as you can following the perceived injury. Even if you do not go forward with anything, it may be a good idea to at least get a heads up as to what may be going on with your specific set of facts. This way you have a better understanding moving forward. The attorney may also be able to give you guidance as to how long you may have to bring a law suit, if that is the path you would like to take.
WANT TO TALK REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL INJURY?
To speak with me further regarding what happened with your baby during birth, or a medical malpractice case, this is what I invite you to do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. I answer Maryland birth injury and medical malpractice questions just like yours all the time and I will be happy to listen to your story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
1-833-4 BABY HELP