I believe under Ohio law your son's potential claim is preserved until his 18th birthday and then the statute of limitations will begin to run. In terms of whether or not he has a claim, there really is no way of knowing until his medical records have been reviewed and discussed with an attorney and a OB/GYN expert. I would be happy to discuss this with you further. My office has handled many cases in Ohio. Have a good weekend!
Unfortunately, it is impossible to determine whether or not you and/or your son have a valid claim against the physician. You would need to obtain the delivery records and have them thoroughly investigated to determine whether or not there were any acts which fell below the standard of care resulting in your son's condition. While apraxia can be genetic, it can also be caused by direct neurological damage. I believe it would be beneficial to have the records evaluated to alleviate any doubts that you may have concerning his condition.
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