I've been diagnosed with Bi-polar 2 as a result of extreme physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my parents. I am 49 years old and cut off all contact with my parents as soon as I was able to support myself. I am now facing hospitalization for treatment and would like to know if I have any legal recourse.
You would do best asking this question in the personal injury category.
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I think the statute of limitations has long since passed
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A. The statute of limitations is LONG past.
B. Even if it weren't, you'd still need to find an expert to testify that the abuse caused the bi-polar disorder, which no qualified expert would say. Sorry.
There is a feral law which provides that there is no statute of limitations for child abuse: There is no statue of limitations for child abuse. 18 USC 3283 states:
"No statute of limitations that would otherwise preclude
prosecution for an offense involving the sexual or physical abuse,
or kidnaping, of a child under the age of 18 years shall preclude
such prosecution during the life of the child."
Life of the child indicates whole life also, just not childhood life
That said, exactly how do you suppose you could prove the abuse and any damages--how would you collect damages? Are your parents billionaires?
Justice in such a case cannot be found in the court system, I;m afraid.
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