Because this matter is so important you should really get a lawyer. Unless you act quickly rights might be waived. What state was the surgery? When did problems first arise? What was the cause of death?
You need a lawyer.
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No one can know what the record is in the case because online we cannot see your documents. You need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.
Good luck to you.
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If this is an Ohio case, two years. I'm afraid you may have missed the statute of limitations. However, there could be a remote possibility of extending the limitations period, but not likely in this case. A lawyer would need to know more facts.
Despite the unlikeliness of recovery, you should contact a lawyer immediately.
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