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What is the statue of limitations for a birth injury in Georgia?

Rome, GA |

After birth my son had got fluid in the lungs when they went to drain them they poked a large hole in the roof of his mouth.He could not eat from bottles.He was not able to talk till almost 4 years and had to take many speech classes.Can anything be done about this?Or is it to late.

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In your state the statute of limitation is 2 years, but the child is a minor, so it tolls (postpones) the statute. Thus, retain a local med mal lawyer immediately to investigate this case.

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If your son was born in Georgia, it is too late for you to file a claim for your parental claim for medical expenses (which are your responsibility until your son turns 18). The statute of limitations for this claim is 2 years from the date your son suffered injury from negligence.

However, you have until your son's 7th birthday to file a claim on his behalf for future medical expenses (after he turns 18), past and future pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, lost wages (if applicable), disfigurement, etc.

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