Too Late to File a Lawsuit in D.C. on Behalf of Your Child?

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Are you wondering if it is too late to file a lawsuit in D.C. or Maryland on behalf of your child? If so, you need to watch this video, which features D.C. medical malpractice attorney Keith Donahoe.

As Keith explains it, he sometimes receives phone calls from parents who want to know if they have missed the deadline to file a cerebral palsy or other claim for their child. Oftentimes, the child has already become an adult and the parents are curious about their options. They might have had a friend or acquaintance who told them they should talk with a D.C. medical malpractice attorney.

What many people don’t know or understand is that although there is deadline to file a claim, known as the statute of limitations, when it comes to child injuries, that timeframe typically doesn’t start until after he or she reaches the age of 18. For example, in Maryland or the District of Columbia, the deadline for a general negligence lawsuit is three years, which means that child has until he or she turns 21 years old to file a claim.

If you have questions regarding the deadline to file a lawsuit in D.C. or Maryland, contact the D.C. medical malpractice lawyers at Donahoe Kearney, LLP. Simply call (202) 393-3320 to set up your free legal consultation.