If you wait too long to contact a birth injury attorney what can happen to your claim? To put it another way, is it always a good idea to delay contacting a Maryland birth injury attorney? Ultimately it is up to you to decide what is best for your situation. With that said, this Maryland birth injury educational article will help you understand some of the things that you should keep in mind as a parent if you take the wait and see approach.
Remember, if you have time specific questions regarding possible statute of limitation issues, you should contact your attorney. The information provided below is general in nature, but it will get your mind focused on some of the critical issues present in these types of cases.
DO YOU HAVE FOREVER TO SIT ON YOUR CLAIM?
Some parents contact us regarding a birth injury, and they intend to take the wait and see approach with their baby. The reasoning for this can be many things. For example, maybe the doctors have told them certain things and based on these conversations, the parents think that by waiting this may be the best course of action. As I mentioned above, it is ultimately your decision as to when to move forward on a possible case. Be that as it may, there are some things that you need to take into consideration.
Separate from this discussion is the statute of limitations. Suffice it to say Maryland law does limit the amount of time in general a person has to bring a claim. However, for this article I want to talk about other issues which parents should also take into consideration. The simple answer with regards to the above question in this paragraph is that you do not have forever to sit on your claim. For more information regarding the statute of limitations be sure to speak with your own attorney about this issue.
IF YOU WAIT TOO LONG TO CONTACT A BIRTH INJURY ATTORNEY…
One thing parents need to take into consideration when deciding to take the wait and see approach is that there are a lot of people who are generally involved in the birth of a child. From doctors to nurses and other hospital staff, these individuals make notations in the mother’s and baby’s medical records. One thing that must be taken into consideration when you take the wait and see approach, is that as time goes on memories can fade. In addition, the whereabouts of certain witnesses can become uncertain. In some cases, witnesses can even pass away.
Also, the wait and see approach can impact certain treatments that may be available for your baby. This is because for some families, funding for treatment can be an issue. There may be a treatment available for example, equestrian therapy, which must be paid for out of the personal funds of the parents. In addition, there could be issues with retrofitting a home or vehicle. Again, all these things may be adversely impacted by a wait and see decision because of family finances. Speaking to a birth injury attorney as soon as possible may be able to help with some of the above issues faster.
LET’S TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR BABY’S BRAIN INJURY AT BIRTH…
Hopefully you understand some of the critical issues if you wait too long to contact a birth injury attorney. If your baby has suffered a birth related injury, 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