Can I sue for malpractice for something that happened 10 years ago?
I don’t even know if this is grounds for a lawsuit in the first place, but—I was treated for leukemia 10 years ago, and had induction chemotherapy before my bone marrow transplant. During my very first round of IV chemo, one of the drugs leaked into surrounding tissue (I guess it wasn’t in right), causing severe pain, lots of damage and basically left me with a 3rd degree chemical burn from just above my wrist to my elbow. I don’t really remember what all they did about it (wasn’t much, that’s for sure). I am embarrassed to wear anything that shows my arms. Can I sue my oncologist or oncology nurse for this? It’s caused a lot of self-esteem problems, that’s for sure, not too mention it was a lot of pain for me, as a 10 year old, to go through (pretty sure that is NOT what is supposed to happen when you get chemotherapy!) I am 20 years old and I live in Canada, if that helps.
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