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Q: My neice went for a tonsil and adenoids removal surgery and the doctors ended up cutting her carotid artery can we sue.

They stated it was a vessel and tried telling my wife it was such and that they patched the vessel until she bled out profusely My wife goes to tell them that's no vessel that's a artery bleeding like that she also told them my neice wasn't herself a day or two after the surgery and... View More

Larry V. Roberts
Larry V. Roberts
answered on May 29, 2021

First, I’m sorry to hear about what’s going on. I can only imagine the worry you’re going through.

The common carotid artery, which supplies oxygenated blood to the head and neck, divide in the neck where it forms the internal and external carotid arteries.

The preliminary...
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Q: How long can I wait to file a malpractice suit in Tennessee.

Is it based on the date of injury? Or when the malpractice is actually discovered?

Larry V. Roberts
Larry V. Roberts
answered on Dec 30, 2020

The 1 year statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim in Tennessee is extended 120 days but you must send notice of potential claim to all potential defendants within the 1 year statute of limitations. The notice of potential claim must comply with the statutory requirements or your... View More

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