Birth-Related Injuries

Birth-Related InjuriesIf a doctor or hospital personnel cause an injury to a baby during the birthing process, the baby (and the parents) may have a medical malpractice claim. The baby’s claim can be brought through a parent. At Morris & Morris, we handle meritorious cases arising out of the birthing process where the damages are significant. Birth injury cases that we have handled include, among other things, brachial plexus injuries (Erb’s Palsy), a condition where a nerve injury during birth results in limitation of arm or hand usage, up to total paralysis.

Did You Know
The statute of limitations for a child’s medical malpractice action is 10 years from the malpractice event. That being said, it is generally better to pursue the claim expeditiously because memories fade, witnesses disappear and records become harder to obtain.

Note – In the event of a wrongful death case, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of death. If the case is not commenced within the two year period, the claim will be forever barred.

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