Virginia Birth Injury Attorney

How Long Do You Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

by | September 20th, 2021

Although many birth injuries are immediately obvious, some aren’t. In fact, some birth injuries may take days, weeks, or months to become apparent. And even then, some pediatricians may not realize that they are due to carelessness before, during, or immediately after birth. That can leave parents in difficult situations, as they may be paying out of pocket for expenses they should never have to bear.

In Virginia, parents have two years to file birth injury lawsuits against the doctor or hospitals whose negligence caused them or their children harm. However, because birth injuries may take time to show up or be diagnosed, parents can often still file birth injury lawsuits after the statute of limitations expires. This is called the discovery rule, and it grants access to the legal system to people who otherwise would be shut out because of timing that’s out of their control.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we want all families affected by birth injuries to know that it’s vital to get an experienced law firm’s assessment of their case regardless of when it happened—especially if it was only recently diagnosed. Both the two years statute of limitations and the discovery rule make it possible for many families affected by negligence to pursue the compensation they’re owed.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Virginia birth injury lawyers for a free consultation if you believe you or your child were harmed by a negligent doctor, nurse, midwife, or medical facility. We’re here to help you get the money you’re owed.

Organizations Offer Assistance to Virginia Families with Children Who Suffered Birth Injuries

by | December 2nd, 2013

December 2, 2013

Each year, a portion of the children born in the Commonwealth of Virginia are brought into this world suffering from any number of birth-related injuries and neurological issues. These problems can often leave parents struggling to both make ends meet financially and to get their child the best medical care possible.

The Norfolk Birth Injury Lawyers explain that there may be help available to those whose child suffered an injury during birth, considering there are several organizations focused on offering assistance to these families.

One of those organizations is the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. This group offers help to families with children who have suffered birth injuries and require specialized medical care. The program also offers funds that can be used to cover medical expenses that insurance will not, such as rehabilitation and in-home nursing care.

There are certain catches to the program though. For example, any family who uses funding from the program is not entitled to receive compensation from a medical malpractice lawsuit.

This is just one reason Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers suggest discussing your legal and financial options with a qualified attorney before making any decisions on how to care for a child who has suffered a birth injury. Doing so will ensure any rights to compensation you and your child may have are protected.