If I just found out that I was the victim of medicial malpractice, can I now sue 7 years later?

Long story short, 7 years ago I had an ectopic pregnancy so had to have my left a portion of my leaft Fallopian tube removed. Then, 4 months following, I had a golf ball size cyst burst on my right ovary requiring removal of the cyst, debris and a portion of the tube. Then, 2 weeks ago, I went in to have more cysts removed from the right ovary. During a CT, ultrasound and then a hysteroscopy, it was found that there is no left ovary, only a shriveled remnant of one. This was caused because when the pregnancy was removed, the blood supply was never properly reattached to the ovary. Basically, it was there 7 years ago but now is dead. As stated I only found out this information 2 weeks ago. Do I have any legal options?

Asked on October 7, 2014 under Malpractice Law, Maine

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Generally if you do not know, nor should you have known, about the malpractice that will toll the statute of limitations.  Were you trying to get pregant during this 7-year period and failing?  Were you hoping to get pregnant in the future?  If not, what are your damages, if any?  You should consult with a local medical malpractice attorney.  The initial consultation should be free.


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