Fayetteville, GA asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury

Q: Can you still have a malpractice suite if you are 30years old and born with a birth defect that was caused by the doctor

Syrabol palsy

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A lot of time has elapsed here. Your question remains open for a week, but doesn't have a unviersal answer. You're going to have to consult with a Georgia med mal attorney as to the state-specific operation of the statute of limitations in med mal cases. I can't speak for the law in Georgia, but as a general rule, states can differ from one another in terms of suspending the statute of limitations (stopping the clock) until a plaintiff reaches their eighteenth birthday. In med mal cases, some states also apply a discovery rule, where the clock on the statute of limitations doesn't start to run until a person discovers the injury/cause of injury, or should have discovered it. You could contact a Georgia med mal attorney to ask if they would assess your matter; most med mal attorneys offer free initial consults, but be clear on that beforehand. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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