Your question needs clarification as when you first learned that your back was injured from the epidural. In any event, you can use the Avvo “Find a Lawyer” option or check the State Bar website at www.calbar.ca.gov for qualified medical malpractice attorneys in your area and speak with several about the details of your case for further advise.
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The statute of limitations has ran on your claim unless your memory problem has lasted a very long time, I'm not sure you will be successful in any claim.
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You need an attorney experienced in medical malpractice cases. There is a clear problem re: statute of limitations, but with additional facts there's at least a chance you can overcome it. Consult an attorney immediately.
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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If your dates are correct, you probably will have a problem with the statute of limitations. In California, C.C.P. section 340.5 requires suits of this nature to be commenced no later than 3 years from the manifestation of the injury or 1 year from the time you or a reasonable person in your situation first became suspicious of the wrongdoing, whichever is earlier.
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