It looks like you may have a statute of limitations problem first and forement. Also, it is likely a risk incident to the procedure and not a deviation. You should still call a medical malpractice lawyer in your city from Avvo for a free phone consultation anyway.
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I agree. There is possibly a problem because of how old the surgery was. It could not do any harm to seek legal advise to make sure this is nothing you can do to help matters.
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It is highly unlikely that you can bring this case now. The statute of limitations in most states is less than 4 years, but you should consult with an Ohio attorney immediately to confirm.
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The statute of limitations in Ohio is one year; however, it is tolled until discovery of the potential malpractice. Whether or not your claim can survive a statute of limitations defense would depend upon the facts and circumstances of your situation. Please feel free to call my office and speak with one of my staff nurses, who will get from you the necessary information to allow me to determine whether we can be of assistance to you.
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