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I have two questions to ask if possible, 1. The use of

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Hi, I have two questions to ask if possible, 1. The use of foul and abusive language in an aggressive and intimidating manner to another person is breaking what law please and what action can be taken against the aggressor 2. Brief history here, i was
born with a hair lip clef pallet, i had a lot of operations over the years when i was growing up, the last one was when i had both my jaws broken and reset when i was 20, i'm now 49. back in May this year there was a problem with my bottom jaw teeth and i
was recently referred back to the hospital who did the operation, the surgeon at the time told me only to see an orthodontist in the future or get referred back to them, they have refused my referral, i feel that as a result of the op i now have these issues
and fell they are responsible. what action can i do or take either legally or medically please Many Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
When did this happen?
I notice you have not yet rated a previous answer so I would be grateful if you could do that now.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The use of abusive language issue happened in July this year during a pool match and is being dealt with by the committees involved in the league, i just wanted a legal view on it,
The issue with the hospital again very recent its ongoing from June this year when the first communications began.Sorry I will look at the ratings now
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Use of abusive language can amount to either a S4 or S5 public order depending upon what was said and in what demeanour. You are almost certainly describing a public place so it would be covered.
The reality though is that the police may well not accept a report now. It is not an offence that is commonly prosecuted if it is stale and also they will be time barred very soon on either offence.
In relation to your second question, I'm afraid you are time barred to take any action. You had six years from the date of the wrongful act to bring a negligence claim and obviously that has long since expired. You can apply to extend limitation under S32 Limitation Act 1980 but it would be irresponsible of me to encourage you to believe that it is often allowed. You need an extremely good reason to extend time. Judges generally hate delay of any kind and nearly 30 years is a long delay.
I'm very sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the responses, as regards ***** ***** 1, as its ongoing process i just wanted that extra info to use in our case with the individuals involved to stress the fact that our league won't tolerate that action at all. Regards ***** ***** dont want to take legal action against the hospital i just wanted to know where i stood.Thank you for your time
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
No problem and all the best.
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