Sister's baby had a birth defect. What is Colorado SOL for personal injury?

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    Sister's baby had a birth defect. What is Colorado SOL for personal injury?

    I was on this website asking a question about a sales contract for a home security monitoring contract which I cannot afford and which I want to cancel. But I was also thinking about my sister and how her child has a cleft palate. How do we know whether it was the doctor's fault? She doesn't want to think about that, but I just want to know what her rights are before they run out in case that there was any wrongdoing.


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    You can find more information about medical malpractice specific to birth defects here, and you can find out your state's statute of limitations here. Hope that helps.

    One thing you'll realize is that with your sister, she may or may not be able to prove that there was medical negligence. Just because your niece has a birth defect doesn't necessarily mean the medical team was at fault. I'm sure you know this, and it's something that essentially talking with medical experts along with a competent injury lawyer in Colorado would be able to help you learn fairly quickly.

    Basically, the doctor is held to a reasonableness of care in which if they operate below that accepted and required level of care, they will be in a position of negligence or liability. If, on the other hand, they operated in a manner that is acceptable or in line with minimum standards for care in delivering and managing the pregnancy of your sister, then the doctor wouldn't necessarily be held liable for the birth injuries. It's something that is fairly difficult to prove, but can be very important!
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