We believe it caused auditory processing disorder that children's medical center diagnosed her with in 2010 trauma to the head in 1997
You did not ask a question. If I assume your facts are correct, are you wanting to know if it is too late, or if you can do something? It depends on OH law and if the statute of limitations is tolled for minors. Call an experienced malpractice attorney today. You also still have to link up the hearing disorder to the negligence, and that may be tough.
What occured is terrible. Whether trauma can cause an auditory processing disorder is something that may only be addressed by an ENT, an Audiologist and perhaps a Neuropsychologist, after approriate testing. Has your dughter seen any of these experts and if so, what is their opinion.
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Talk to a qualified medical malpractice attorney in the state in which your daughter was born to discuss whether or not you have a case and whether the time limits to file such a case have passed. Good luck.
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Your daughter's claim for medical malpractice will expire on her 19th birthday. You should seek the opinion of a doctor to see if her condition is related to the birth trauma. You should also speak to an Ohio medical malpractice attorney.
A local malpractice lawyer can order her records to review. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
You may have a valid claim, you should contact an Ohio personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. Many lawyers offer a free consultation and can give you their thoughts after reviewing all the facts in your case in detail with you in person. You should act fast to make sure your daughter's rights are protected.
Best of luck.
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The child has until one year following her 18th birthdate to bring a claim. The parents way also bring any action related the claim during the same time frame.
Auditory processing disorders can indeed be caused by traumatic brain injury. Establishing a link between the "drop" that occurred in the hospital and the disorder that was diagnosed so many years later may be difficult and likely would involve analysis by medical experts in several fields, including pediatric neuroradiology and pediatric neurology. In hospital falls or "drops" are more common that most people think. They often occur due to carelessness of hospital personnel. But, they also occur when parents who are either sleep deprived or medicated (for example for post-delivery pain) accidentally lose their grip on the baby. In any event, if you wish to have this matter investigated, you should consult a medical negligence attorney in Ohio as soon as possible. Although you have until your child's 19th birthday to file suit, it is always better to seek proper advice well before the deadline.
Your time is running short. There may be a claim; but, without more, it is hard to give a definitive answer. Contact a local firm that cares about client management and the people involved in the case. There are throngs of attorneys who would be willing to take the case on if there is a claim to assert, but not a lot of them take personal interest in the clients.
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