First, I am sorry that this happened to you. Second, given the timeframe, and you signing something that you "didn't understand," it seems more likely that you'll need to look into legal malpractice, not wrongful death. In all likelihood, the statute of limitations has run, and it sounds like you settled the wrongful death case. But, it is possible that the statute hasn't run on legal malpractice. So, contact a legal malpractice attorney and discuss the matter with them.
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No. You are far past any possible statute of limitations for claims against a governmental entity. You are also probably far past the statute of limitations for any possible claim against your attorney.
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