UK Family Law
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Are you referring to a claim in respect of the baby still being born or to personal injury suffered during an abortion where the pregnancy was terminated?
A claim for personal injury must be made within 3 years of the date the injury occurred or the date upon which you became reasonably aware that you have a claim. The second part relates to latent claims such as exposure to asbestos which can surface many years after the exposure occurred. It is possible to claim after the time limit has expired but you must have a very good reason for the delay in claiming.
I hope this clarifies the position if there are any further points please reply
Could you tell me how old you are as this has an effect on the limitation period?
That means that the 3 year limit applies to this situation.My feeling is that the court would not allow you to start proceedings out of time on the basis that you are suffering the effects of the awful experience for longer than anticipated.
However this is a question and answer forum where it is not possible to make decisions about how viable a case is because that needs a lawyer to collate all the relevant papers and then sit down and assess everything carefully.
What I would suggest that you do is find a solicitor locally who deals with personal injury claims on a no win no fee or conditional fee basis so that your case can be carefully assessed at no cost to you.Such solicitors firms normally advertise in the local telephone directories.
I hope this helps and I hope that you can get some closure of this situation.
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