29-Year-Old Born with Cerebral Palsy Recovers in U.K. Birth Injury Lawsuit

Earlier this month, a 29-year-old woman born with cerebral palsy was awarded 2.1 million pounds after convincing the court that her condition was the result of substandard medical care she received at birth. According to one local news source, the lawsuit was filed 28 years after the injury was alleged to have occurred.

i-hate-you-i-need-you-2-400867-m.jpgEvidently, the alleged birth injury took place back on May 26, 1986. The plaintiff’s mother was admitted to the hospital with some expectations of complications. In fact, there were complications. The infant was diagnosed with dyskinetic cerebral palsy. She did not then and still does not have control of her limbs, limiting her ability to walk and get around.

The plaintiff’s claim asserts that she has been almost entirely reliant upon her parents since birth. Specifically, the woman claims that the hospital staff attending to her mother failed to ensure the mother’s prompt transfer to the labor ward, where she could get the treatment she needed. It was also alleged that the attending doctors failed to properly respond to known fetal distress, resulting in her injuries.

The defendants claimed that too much time had passed and that they were prejudiced as a result. They noted that one of the people involved had actually passed away since the alleged birth injury. However, the defendants’ defenses were not considered valid by the court, and the plaintiff was awarded over two million pounds.

Statutes of Limitations in Maryland Birth Injury Cases
The case above took place in the United Kingdom, where they have different laws regarding when a birth injury lawsuit can be brought. Here in Maryland, the law requires that the plaintiff bring the lawsuit with a certain amount of time, or else the claim is forfeited.

Specifically, there are two times that a birth injury victim can bring a lawsuit. The first time is within five years of the injury or within three years of the plaintiff’s discovery of the injury. Most often, this clock starts ticking at or around the time of birth, as long as the birth injury is apparent at birth. The second time that a birth injury suit can be brought is when the child turns 18 years of age. Keep in mind, the law surrounding statutes of limitations is complex, and there are various exceptions that allow for late-filed suits to proceed in some cases. To learn more, contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.

Have You Been the Victim of a Maryland Birth Injury?

If you or a loved one have recently or at any time been the victim of a preventable birth injury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical expenses as well as your pain and suffering. However, depending on how long ago the alleged birth injury occurred, you may be approaching the statute of limitations. Failure to file by the appropriate deadline can mean that you are forever prevented from recovering for your injuries. To learn more about Maryland birth injuries, and to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney, call (410) 567-0800.

Earlier this month, a 29-year-old woman born with cerebral palsy was awarded 2.1 million pounds after convincing the court that her condition was the result of substandard medical care she received at birth. According to one local news source, the lawsuit was filed 28 years after the injury was alleged to have occurred.

i-hate-you-i-need-you-2-400867-m.jpgEvidently, the alleged birth injury took place back on May 26, 1986. The plaintiff’s mother was admitted to the hospital with some expectations of complications. In fact, there were complications. The infant was diagnosed with dyskinetic cerebral palsy. She did not then and still does not have control of her limbs, limiting her ability to walk and get around.

The plaintiff’s claim asserts that she has been almost entirely reliant upon her parents since birth. Specifically, the woman claims that the hospital staff attending to her mother failed to ensure the mother’s prompt transfer to the labor ward, where she could get the treatment she needed. It was also alleged that the attending doctors failed to properly respond to known fetal distress, resulting in her injuries.

The defendants claimed that too much time had passed and that they were prejudiced as a result. They noted that one of the people involved had actually passed away since the alleged birth injury. However, the defendants’ defenses were not considered valid by the court, and the plaintiff was awarded over two million pounds.

Statutes of Limitations in Maryland Birth Injury Cases
The case above took place in the United Kingdom, where they have different laws regarding when a birth injury lawsuit can be brought. Here in Maryland, the law requires that the plaintiff bring the lawsuit with a certain amount of time, or else the claim is forfeited.

Specifically, there are two times that a birth injury victim can bring a lawsuit. The first time is within five years of the injury or within three years of the plaintiff’s discovery of the injury. Most often, this clock starts ticking at or around the time of birth, as long as the birth injury is apparent at birth. The second time that a birth injury suit can be brought is when the child turns 18 years of age. Keep in mind, the law surrounding statutes of limitations is complex, and there are various exceptions that allow for late-filed suits to proceed in some cases. To learn more, contact a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.

Have You Been the Victim of a Maryland Birth Injury?

If you or a loved one have recently or at any time been the victim of a preventable birth injury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical expenses as well as your pain and suffering. However, depending on how long ago the alleged birth injury occurred, you may be approaching the statute of limitations. Failure to file by the appropriate deadline can mean that you are forever prevented from recovering for your injuries. To learn more about Maryland birth injuries, and to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney, call (410) 567-0800.

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