Statute of Limitations
is a statute of limitations (i.e., a legal time clock) in Michigan that limits
the time in which an injured patient has to bring a lawsuit. If this time
period expires before a lawsuit is filed, the claim will be barred forever. The
general rule in birth injury cases is that an injured baby or infant patient
must sue within 2 years from the date of the medical mistake or before the
person's 10th birthday - whichever date is later. This short time period may be
extended briefly in limited circumstances such as where the injury is not
discovered until later, the injury occurred before April 1, 1994, or the patient
dies and a court-appointed representative prosecutes the claim.
There many legal and technical requirements that must be met before a lawsuit
can be filed and the legal time clock stopped. Consequently, it is important
for anyone who wishes to pursue a birth injury claim to consult and retain an
experienced birth injury lawyer immediately.
In birth injury cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to
preserve evidence, review the medical procedures in question, and to enable
physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate the birth record and
injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of birth injury, call Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C.
now at (616) 458-2464 or Toll Free: (800) 272-4080 or CLICK
HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of
charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee
basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary
award or recovery of funds. Don�t delay! You may have a valid claim and be
entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before
the statute of limitations expires.