The clock might be running on your baby’s brain injury. To put this issue another way, the statute of limitations might not stop while you take the wait and see approach as to whether your baby will get better. This topic can be difficult, but it is one that families need to understand, just in case they are in a jurisdiction that does not give families a lot of time to bring birth injury claims to court.
I am taking the time to write about this and produce a video supporting the topic because having to tell a family that essentially the time has run out on their claim is disappointing. In this article, I will not give specific numbers for time frames because depending on the jurisdiction, and issues present, the time frames can vary.
Clock Might Be Running On Your Baby’s Brain Injury
One of the main reasons we are told that families take the wait and see approach is that they want to see if their baby will get better. Sometimes this thought process will be triggered by the doctors who initially delivered the baby or assisted in some way. It is easy to understand this type of thinking. At the end of the day, we all want babies to get better when they have suffered an injury. With that said, depending on how severe the injury and the area(s) of the brain impacted, the brain injury may not “get better.”
At the end of the day, the parents must make the decision as to what is best for their baby and family. What I would suggest however, is that research is done into the statute of limitations for birth injury cases in your jurisdiction. If you are not sure as to the timeframes/deadlines, it may be in your best interest to at least speak with a birth injury attorney to get a better understanding of the time frames.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
1-833-4 BABY HELP