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sandy, you are partially right.

sandy, you are partially right.

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Posted by debi on October 28, 2000 at 20:44:50:

In Reply to: Re: my nose is a fine mess now - if you haven't found legal help yet... posted by Sandy on October 28, 2000 at 19:16:36:

Statutes of limitation for this type of tort vary from state to state. Check the time limits in the state in which you plan to file (your domicile). Also, check the statute of limitations for Texas (where your doctor performed the surgery). Under conflicts of law, the lesser time period will probably prevail, but depending on your lawyer, he can make a good argument for the the longer time limitation. Also, remember, the statute of limitations does not begin to toll in a med mal case until you first notice the medical problem.

Good luck.
: : Karine,
: : Call your state's bar association to get a referral for a medical malpractice specialist. This doctor is considered one of the best so you will need a real heavy hitter to get under his skin. Go with a large, metropolitan, prestigious firm. Do not worry about having to front costs and probably a retainer (only the litigation mills will do a pure contingency w/o forward costs in a matter like this). You will have your upfront costs returned to you upon the case being (most likely) settled.

: : Good luck!!!!

: : : I had Dr. J. Gunter do my nose. Now I am in a fine mess. I have called his office a million times regarding my breathing problem and the fact that my nose now angles off to the right side. They refuse to return my calls. My doctor, Dr. Bass, has also attempted to contact his office without results. What a mess! Now what do I do? I am so depressed. I feel like dying.

: I believe you only have two years to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice and lawyers are not overwhelmed about taking on these cases. They are hard to win.

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