Q: can I sue for a surgery that occurred in 2001 that resulted in a rare chronic disability? HypoPARAthyroidism
HypoPARAthyroidism was unheard of back then, and the doctors didn’t know how to help me. Today I am finally realizing what has actually happened to me. It took 9 years to be approved for disability. In 2001 I contacted 2 attorneys to file a malpractice case. I was denied by both of them.
A: I do not practice in Ohio, but as a general rule throughout many jurisdictions, medical malpractice statutes of limitations (time deadlines within which formal legal action must commenced) could be subject to allowances that provide additional time based on "discovery" of a condition. You could try consulting with several other attorneys to see if their inclination to handle the case differs from that of the first two. Good luck
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