Some states extend the limitations period for continuous treatment of complaints for the same condition or problem. Consult with a local experienced medical malpractice attorney to see if your facts would qualify.
Not sure why you waited so long, but you can have a local malpractice lawyer see if there are any applicable exceptions to the SOL as long as there is no SOR.
From what you've described your case against the doctor for the 2006 surgery has prescribed (Louisiana's word for statute of limitations running). In Louisiana you have one year from the time you're made aware that malpractice may have occurred but in no event can the suit be filed more than three years after the malpractice event. The fact that other doctors are telling you your problems relate back to 2006 suggest its too late to file. Nonetheless you should still consider setting up a face to face consultation with a malpractice attorney and bring all of the medical record/operative reports you can.
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