I took early retirement in 2007 to assist sick husband in his business. Was advised by my financial advisor & his in-training assistant to invest my 401K into a Lincoln IRA; did so w/ being told I could withdraw funds if necessary. Approx 14 months later, I requested to withdraw $15000 for medical/financial hardship. Was never advised by FA, nor FA asst that I was withdrawing more than plan allowed. Had a meeting w/ FA asst, told me she had forged FA's signature, was at fault for not knowing Lincoln's policies, not informing myself of my monietary loss. Also told me my loss was $60833.29, not including taxes to IRS which I was fully aware.
Do I have a lawsuit against the company I retired from, invested my 401K, lost money w/ no heads up & an admitted forgery?