12 years ago when I delivered my son my Placenta had attached to my Uterus causing it to rip apart I almost bled to death
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I am sorry to learn of your ordeal. Since you are apparently writing from Rutland, I assume this medical treatment was rendered in Vermont. Unfortunately, the Vermont statute of limitations for bringing a claim regarding a medical malpractice is 3 years from the date of the incident. Your 12-year-old incident would be time-barred under our statutes. If a case was filed, it would be subject to the affirmative defense of a statute of limitations and would, in all likelihood, be dismissed by the court.
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Nothing in your account of this incident indicates to me why you think one or more of the medical professionals who helped you were somehow at fault, and that but for their fault, the injuries you suffered would not have occurred. This is the central issue, because if a professional's negligence didn't cause the damage, malpractice is not at issue and the question of the application of the malpractice statute of limitations doesn't even come up.
There is generally a tolling provision in the Medical malpractice statute in Michigan that if you did not know and could not have known about the malpractice than the statute is tolled. That is the only exception that I am aware of that allows you to toll the statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases. Call a local malpractice attorney!
You should consult an attorney in your State at once.
I believe Vermont’s statute of limitation sis 3 years from the date of the injury. Unfortunately the time for you to file any lawsuit has long expired.
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Very likely there is nothing you can do. You knew about the injury and the cause. The statute of limitations is almost certainly expired. You can speak with a medical malpractice lawyer in VT to make sure you don’t fall into an exception to the rule or that the statute of limitations wasn’t tolled for some reason.
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