It is true that delays can cause you to lose your right to sue. A time limit, called statute of limitations, is imposed on every type of claim, including personal injury, birth injury, and medical malpractice cases. You should consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney the moment you suspect negligence or malpractice on the part of a healthcare professional.
- In Washington DC, you must file your medical malpractice claim within three years of the date of the injury. If the injury is inflicted on a minor, as is the case with a birth injury, the three-year period begins on the minor’s 18th birthday.
- Maryland allows injury victims five years from the date of the injury or three years from the date the injury was discovered, whichever is earlier. If a minor suffers the injury, the same time limit begins once the child turns 18.
This time runs out quickly and evidence can dry up and disappear even faster. Contact a Maryland malpractice lawyer today to get started on your case.