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What is the statute of limitations in Michigan for child medical malpractice cases and birth injury lawsuits?

For cases involving children, the general rule in birth injury cases is that an injured baby or infant patient must sue within 2 years from the date of the medical mistake or before the person's 10th birthday - whichever date is later. This short time period may be extended briefly in limited circumstances such as where the injury is not discovered until later, the injury occurred before April 1, 1994, or the patient dies and a court-appointed representative prosecutes the claim.
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  • 25800 Northwestern Highway #890
    Southfield, MI 48075
  • Phone: (248) 569-4646
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