Yes, I am scheduled on Monday to speak with someone local. However, I am quite scared about the limited time frame & I'm certain that I should likely still call every one that handles these cases (around here, anyway) and continue to schedule as many appt's as possible just in case, wouldn't this be the best thing to do? In addition, would it be better to hire..or rather try to get one of the malpractice atty's that have medical staff on board in this case? Simply because of the time crunch....can't they look over the files & testify? If not, unless the Dr. has already got cold feet...there is a local Dr that was on my side, a general surgeon, who had a lot of trouble removing my gallbladder...he said (during my surgery & to my husband) that he was so extremely outraged that these Dr's caused all of this and tried covering it up, but did a poor job of it... the reports contradict themselves and one another. But he said the photos he was taking because they shouldn't get by with this and we deserved them. But now, when we call him to get the photos, the calls are not returned. I'm afraid that he has backed out now that he's had time to cool off & think. The Gen Surgeon I am talking about works in the same Hospital this awful surgery took place in and works directly across the hall from one of the participating Dr's! I'm sure that it would be a simple math of 2+2, if those photos were displayed in Court or to anyone on the opposing side, which wouldn't take much after that to figure out where those pictures came from. I wouldn't want him losing his job...well...his entire carreer over some photos. Can't he be subpeone'd to court though...or am I remembering the law correctly that Dr's cannot be subpeoned in TN? I really appreciate your posting, especially because I new there was a recent law passed in regards to that new 60 day stat., I watch our legislation pretty regular & I couldn't remember exactly what the details were on that one....so, again, thank you!! But, it is so unfair of them to do such a thing. They should focus on laws that keep others that are just trying to sue for the pettiest of things, trying to get rich type things...but not for cases like mine! I am doing it because those Dr's were way wrong, & careless, they lied in order to open me back up the 2nd time or I would have most likely not even thought of a lawsuit, I can understand that everyone can make mistakes. HOWEVER, I will now pay, in pain that is very possible to affect the rest of my life (those words came from my Gen. Surgeon) because adhesions, aka scar tissue will always grow back, even though my last Surgeon did his best to carefully remove as much as he could to try and prevent the regrowth & lower my chances for a REAL bowel obstruction, or at the very least, keep me out of as much pain as he could with the removal but he also said, there is a chance that I may have to come back to have surgeries to remove these adhesion every 4/5 years, maybe. It is also affecting our family life...my ability to ever be the same person I was prior to this event, because when you experience pain constantly, the majority of the time...it wear's you down, it is challenging at times, and often your age feels as if it jumped a decade at minimum. WOW, I apologize for the length here, it's hard not to vent about this when I get the chance though because there are so many others that just don't get it! Thanks for listening, and again....THANK YOU very much for your reply! Have a wonderful Holiday!!