Since your daughter has reached the age of maturity, unless she suffers from some disability which makes her incapable of handling her own affairs, any right to bring a lawsuit belongs to her. However, there are strict time limits within which such actions must be brought. these limits vary from state to state but generally range from 2 to 3 years. In New York this time period does not begin to run until the plaintiff (your daughter) turns 18, except in no circumstance can a malpractice claim be brought more than 10 years after it arose. You and your daughter should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately.
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Normally, after a child reaches the age of majority she must file her own personal injury claim. You should help your daughter find a good medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
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You should assist your child in finding an experienced lawyer to advocate on her behalf and protect her rights.Ask a similar question
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Your daughter is the one who must sue since she is 18 or older. The statute of limitations has been narrowed for miniors in Washington, so be careful that her time has not expired. She should consult with an attorney right away. One issue will be what she and her parent/or guardian were told prior to the surgery, what she understood the reason for the surgery was (this is called informed consent), and then proving why the surgery was unnecessary.Ask a similar question
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