No family should have to experience the tragedy of a preventable birth injury. Unfortunately, this and other types of medical malpractice can occur in virtually any healthcare setting when trusted professionals provide substandard, negligent care. The Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston is here to right these wrongs by holding at-fault healthcare professionals and facilities accountable, securing the compensation that can provide for a lifetime of losses, expenses, and care. From our Annapolis offices, we serve clients across Maryland and throughout the entire country.
With 30 years of trial experience, Michael Bereston leads our practice with professionalism, integrity, and a true passion for helping others. He is well-known in the legal community for his willingness to go the extra mile for his clients, and for his track record of success in this complex field. These are extremely challenging cases, but no obstacle is too great in the pursuit of justice and a brighter future for the injured, disabled, and wronged.
Generally, the state of Maryland has a three-year statute of limitations to file claims of medical malpractice. In birth injury cases, filing claims on behalf of the minor child may be extended up to three years after the child reaches the age of majority. This means that if you fail to file a claim within the required time period, you may lose your right to compensation. In birth injury cases, normally, a parent or guardian files a birth injury suit on behalf of their child and can recover compensation.
Maryland does allow exceptions to the three-year rule, most notable if malpractice is not discovered at the time it occurred, you have three years from the date of discovery, or the date it should have reasonably been discovered, not to exceed five years from the date of the malpractice, to file a claim.
Latest News: Michael Bereston will Co-Chair the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG)
at the American Association for Justice for the next two years.
Put a highly experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorney on your side. Call (410) 220-6581 today for a free, confidential consultation. We’re here to listen and offer our help.
Our goal in each case we handle is to obtain the maximum compensation for our clients, which is why we only take on a limited number of cases each year.
"I had a pleasant experience working with Mr. Bereston. We were able to find out everything that went wrong at the time of my delivery and got the answers we needed. If you need help with a birth injury case, Mr. Bereston is the lawyer you need! We are forever grateful to come into contact with his firm."
- Alicia T.
"Mr. Bereston represented me in my case. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to about any questions I had concerning my case. He would always promptly return my calls if I had any concerns or questions as the case went on. He made me feel like I was his only client and would take the time to explain everything to me."
- Clyde G.
"If you are looking for a lawyer that truly cares and will work hard to get you answers, then Michael is the guy for you! It was a pleasure working with him and his staff. They truly love what they do and love each and every one of their clients like they are their own family."
- Shauna G.
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We hold healthcare professionals to the highest standard of care, seeking answers, accountability, and compensation for those injured by malpractice in any area of medicine.
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. We can help you take the necessary steps to hold at-fault parties accountable.
You will not pay anything unless we win your case
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