I want to sue a hospital for criminal negligence and medical malpractice in Tennessee. I was a patient in a mental hospital in December of 2011 and was raped by another patient. The nurses said it was not rape but "nonconsensual sex" and they told me that it had been taken cared of and that I did not need to talk about it anymore. I did not get a medical exam, no rape kit, no therapy, and the police did not talk to me. I know the statute of limitations for Tennessee for medical malpractice is one year, but there are supposed to be exceptions that can lengthen it to 3 years. But I cannot find those exceptions anywhere online and have not found a lawyer who is willing to give me advice about my case. I am disabled and receive disability payments from the government and have PTSD.