Can I sue my doctor is the prescription cream / lotion burned and left me with a scar for life and it's been 5 hrs

Asked 12 months ago - Memphis, TN

And I am suffering from emotional distress ever since I have seen over 3 dermatologist over the years to try reverse the damage but was told that it is permanent do I have a case.

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Sorry I meant it's been 5 years

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  1. Russell Warren Lewis IV

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    Answered . In Tennessee, medical malpractice claims must generally be filed within one year. There are some exceptions to this rule.

    Attorney Lewis represents clients nationally and is licensed in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania... more
  2. John Jay Clark

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    Answered . Tennessee has very strict statutes of limitation periods gor medical malpractice actions. You need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

  3. Merry Melinda Fountain

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    Answered . You should consult with a personal injury attorney in Tennessee immediately. Most initial consultations are free. If you can prove the burn was caused by the cream/lotion and that you could not have done anything (like leave it on too long) that would have caused the burn, and you have not missed the statute of limitations in Tennessee, you may have an action for disfigurement/emotional distress against the manufacturer.

    Merry Fountain is licensed to practice law in Indiana. She can be contacted at 1-888-242-HURT. This is not legal... more
  4. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Past SOL

  5. David Craig Lee

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    Answered . No, you have missed the one year statute of limitations.

    Of course, there are exceptions but generally it seems as though you would not fit into an exception. Consult a lawyer.

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  6. David Ian Schoen

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    Answered . Whats been 5 hours?

  7. Josh P Tolin

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    Answered . I have filed several cases in Shelby County, and I believe it is a 1 year statute. You may want to speak to someone local to see what exceptions may apply. More than likely, you are too late.

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