Contact a medical malpractice attorney right away. Many states have a two year statute of limitations. The length of time your mother has to sue will be based upon state law in the place where the surgery was done. She should contact a medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
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Too hard to know from the limited facts if there is something there. Bad results are not necessarily negligence. As Mr Cohen pointed out, most statutes of limitations on malpractice cases are two years, so you may be too late, but only an MI licensed attorney will be able to advise you of any continuing treatment or other exceptions, so do not delay in speaking to an attorney. Today, if possible!
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Medical malpractice cases are pretty tough, so the only way to determine if your mother has a case is to consult with a medical malpractice lawyer. That lawyer will talk with you, may ask to review some medical files, and may even send those files out to an expert for an opinion.
The first step is to contact a medical malpractice lawyer for an opinion. You should ask for a free consultation.
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