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I had a brain tumor removed in 2007. I had been suffering

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I had a brain tumor removed in 2007. I had been suffering with headaches and sore ear for four years, it got so bad that I tried to commit sucide. I was eventually given an MRI scan in December 2006 and in January 2007 was given the news that I needed an urgent operation. This operation took place in March 2007 and the result was that I lost my hearing completely in my right ear. My balance was badly affected and I had to be taught how to walk and eat again.
With there being such a long time span from my first symptoms to the operation could I win a case with it
I have now been informed that the tumor may have returned but I will have to wait at least 20 weeks to get an MRI scan
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
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Expert:  DrDLove replied 3 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
Are you seeking a medical opinion about the standard of medical care?
Or are you seeking a legal opinion about the legal merits of the case?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I would like a legal opinion in order to assist me on whether I have a viable case or not
Expert:  DrDLove replied 3 years ago.
I will ask customer service to move this to the legal category. There is no need for you to respond to this message.
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Are you saying the surgeon was negligent please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No I'm not saying that. The fact that I was suffering for 4 years before I was sent for a MRI scan, I kept being told that it was virus or migraines ( I have never had migraines). Also that I got the result in January but was not operated on until March
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
What is it you want to achieve?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I just want to know if I am able to bring a case due to having to wait so long to be diagnosed after first complaining and given the fact that I had to undergo a 12 hour operation to remove the tumour.
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
When did you first know of the problem after surgery please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I was complaining 4 years before being diagnosed with the tumour. Then it was 3 months before surgery was done.
When I went back for the review I was told that if I had not had the operation I would have been dead within the year
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Ok - so it was back in 2007?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I had my operation in March 2007
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
It's bad news I am afriad, you only have 3 years from date of knowledge to bring a claim. As per the limitation act 1980 you only have three years.
As this has been 7 years then any claim is out of time.
I am very sorry that this will not be the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
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