A child with cerebral palsy has unitl his or her 10th birthday in which to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan. If the child is over the age of 8 years old when the alleged malpractice occured, he or she would have the same statute of limitations as an adult which is two years from the date of alleged malpractice or six months from when he or she discovers or should have discovered the potential claim, whichever is later. However, there are certain circumstances where mental incapacity may allow a child with cerebral palsy to bring a lawsuit even after the age of 10.
As determining the applicable statute of limitations can be confusing, it is important that you contact our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers to assist you. We will evaluate your claim and determine whether a birth injury lawsuit can be filed in a timely manner. We also handle your case under our No Fee Promise, which means there are absolutely no legal fees or costs unless you recieve a settlement.