Q: Any fanacial help avalible
My mother back in 2007 had an illegal surgery, illegal in the terms that in the paperwork it said that the doctor would do it, but instead a student did it, we fought it lost, and went bankrupt. She now lives with severe nerve damage to the point where she can't move or have anything touching her leg, therefore she cannot work. We were dependent on my father but he was an abusive alcoholic and they divorced 3 years ago. My brother said he would pay for us to live out here but when we did, he didn't help at all. She does not qualify for disability because she has not had a full time job within the last 10 years and her retirement puts her above the line for social security help. She is unable to work at any circumstance and we need help. Is there any legal aid or anything that could help us? Please let me know this is extremely urgent.
A: Not really clear what kind of fanacial help you want. You state the med mal took place 7 years ago, and you fought but lost, that is beyond the statute of limitations, unless extraordinary circumstances exist. Brother's promise to "help" is not enforceable as you describe it because it is too vague. I was not aware that you could not get SSD if you got retirement, so IMO the place you should be looking is for benefits for SSD. Legal aid would provide you with free legal services if you had a situation and you qualified. Sorry you are going through this.
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A: more info needed.
i suspect this is not so much a legal issue but rather a financial one where a social worker might be of more help.
you had your day in court and I suspect you won't get far there.
your brother's promise doesn't mean much, but it is unfortunate when family does not take care of family.
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