How do I find a lawyer who will sue the federal goverment on my behalf?

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How do I find a lawyer who will sue the federal goverment on my behalf?

It is a case about medical malpractice. I was an inmate at the federal camp. I developed a blister on my left ankle due to not receiving the proper shoes. The blister was reported almost 2 1/2 years ago on 11-5. Due to improper care at the camp, it never healed even after sending me to a hospital. Finally I was sent to medical facility in another state, where care was even worse. I was released last year on 5-18. The wound is not healed yet even when 3 inches of bone was removed. Since I have been out I have been seen by 3 doctors. This is all costing money for office visits and medical supplies. I submitted a claim to the federal goverment. It was rejected.

Asked on June 21, 2013 under Malpractice Law, New York

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to get to a medical malpractice attorney in your jurisdcition ASAP.  Try Avvo.com or Martindale or your state bar directory.  The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in New York is 2 1/2 years.  Also, New York has a Notice of Claim statute for cases against government entities.  Your claim may count, but you need to get to a medical malpractice attorney immediately before you time clock expire.


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