I was born with Erb's palsy and when I was four my mother went to a laywer to filed suit on my behalf, but they told her I had to wait until I was 18. When I became 18 I went to another lawyer and he said I was to late. I also went to another lawyer and he said I could of filed suit when I was 24. Now I am 31 and I still live with Erb's palsy and have tremendous pain in my shoulder everyday. I would like to now my rights and what can I do to get justice for my pain.
Medical Malpractice Attorney
There are certain considerations which can extend the statute of limitations but you don't appear to fall into their categories. Also, most states have something called the statute of repose which is the last time suit can be filed, even for people who are incompetent, minors, etc. You would also likely be outside of that statute too.
Workers' Compensation Lawyer
I'm sorry for your struggles. However, I believe you would have had until you turned 21 to file suit. Now that you are 31, my opinion is the statute of limitations would have run already.
Family Law Attorney
I'm very, very sorry, but I believe it is too late. Of course, the advice of a local attorney would be the final word on this issue, so I recommend you consult a few attorneys in your area before you reach a conclusion. You can search the attorney profiles here on Avvo. Good luck!
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Sorry, too late.
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