How long do I have to bring a birth injury claim?

A statute of limitations establishes how long an injured party has to bring a claim after their initial injury. Because of this statute, if your child was injured during the birthing process due to negligence, it is imperative that you act quickly in filing your lawsuit. Having to live with Cerebral Palsy as a result of someone else negligence in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you or a loved one to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for clients and their loved ones who are dealing with cerebral palsy.  As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago.  No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced Cerebral Palsy attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

In Illinois, a two-year statute of limitations exists to bring a claim in medical negligence cases. In other words, the lawsuit must be brought within this two-year period from when the parent or guardian realized—or reasonably should have realized—that an injury due to medical malpractice had occurred.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.  If you have questions about your or our loved ones cerebral palsy case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

This isn’t the only Illinois state law regarding healthcare negligence lawsuits. There is also a statute of repose that states a lawsuit cannot be brought against a health care provider more than four years after the injury occurred unless concealment, misrepresentation or fraud is present. Even if the injury wasn’t immediately known, in most cases the victim cannot bring suit more than four years after the initial incident of negligence occurred. And though this can be a traumatic experience, a dedicated lawyer can help you get through the legal side of things.  No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced Cerebral Palsy attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

To illustrate these statutes, consider the following examples. If someone was scheduled for surgery to amputate their left leg but they awoke in the hospital to find their right arm had been amputated, the patient would have two years to bring their claim. This is because their injury was immediately obvious.

Now consider someone who came out of surgery and everything seemed fine. However, a scalpel had fallen into their abdomen during the surgery and was sewn up inside the patient, but no symptoms were present. The patient continued to live with no issues until five years after the operation, when they were in an accident and the scalpel shifted position, puncturing their lungs. Since the patient wasn’t aware of the scalpel, the statute of limitations doesn’t apply. But due to the statute of repose only allowing four years to bring a claim, it would still be too late to sue any health care providers responsible for the initial surgery where the scalpel was left behind because it occurred five years ago.  If you have questions about your or our loved ones cerebral palsy case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation.

Because of the statute of limitations and statue of repose, an injured party has a finite amount of time to bring suit in cases of medical malpractice. If you believe negligence caused your child to be injured during birth, you must act quickly. The qualified attorneys at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin know the laws surrounding malpractice. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.  If you have questions about your or our loved ones cerebral palsy case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the everyday people who are personally suffering with or have a loved one suffering with Cerebral Palsy as a result of someone else negligence, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of you or your loved ones Cerebral Palsy accident.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of Lawyers, experienced with Illinois medical malpractice statute of limitations, will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced Cerebral Palsy attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your Cerebral Palsy case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.