You will need to have a lawyer and medical expert surgeon review your records. Some of the facts sound a little odd. Normally it is the anesthesiologist who will confirm an effective nerve block. I don't know what reflex exists in that area of your hand but obtain your records to review the documented description of the procedure.
When it comes to medical malpractice, the best place to start is to consult with an experienced malpractice attorney immediately if you believe you have a claim. The attorney will request copies of your medical records and speak with experts in the field to determine if you have a claim.
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if the doctor is a private doctor, you have a 1 year statute. However, med mal statututes can get complicated so your best bet is to find med mal lawyers in your area and start making calls. I know there are some very good lawyers in the Orange County area that handle med. malpractice cases. Good luck.
You have one year from the date of knowledge, not to exceed three years from the date of incident. You should request your medical records and promptly consult a med mal attorney
You may have a vaild medical malpractice claim and it may involve more than your suregon, e.g., the anesthesiologist. There is generally a one year statute of limitations but your statute may be shorter depending on the circumstances. You should contact a lawyer practicing in this area immediately to discuss your claim.
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