Scarring on lung

When I was age 5 or 6 I had my tonsils removed. Following this I had roughly 8 more surgeries and 1 blood clot due to I kept spitting up blood after the surgeries. now I am 30 years old and recently had a bronchoscopy completed and there is scarring on my lung. The doctor said this is most likely from all the surgeries that I completed when I was a child. Are there grounds for a lawsuit?

Asked on September 11, 2016 under Malpractice Law

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The statute of limitations has probably expired which would bar your claim, but to be certain of that, what state were you living in when you had the surgery as a child and what state are you living in now? 
The statute of limitations varies from state to state regarding medical malpractice.  Ordinarily, the state appears when a question is submitted, but in your question it just says "all USA".


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