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Hi, I have a two part question, first, i am 41 years old and on Friday May 13, 2005 I suddenly became short of breath with a rapid heart beat. A friend drove me to John Muir's ER upon be admitted for the extremely rapid heart beating I was later informed that I would need emergent tricuspid valve repair/replacement then upon wheeling me into the operating room I suffered three heart attacks and on the third one I coded out for approximately 10 mins. 8 mins or less I would've (should've) been fine according to the surgeon that operated on me, but those two extra minutes caused me to suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) resulting in loss of brain cells that control mobility which I am currently diagnosed with Parkinsonism (not the disease itself but the symptoms). I feel that the admitting team may have misdiagnosed the urgency of my situation which resulted in my current situation. My question is I understand there is a two year statute of limitation, but when does it start a. Back in 2005 b. when I realized that the admitting team misdiagnosed the urgency of the situation or c. When I am able to find in my records where the admitting team misdiagnosed the urgency of the situation?!?! Part two: As I had mentioned before, I suffered three heart attacks. Which caused me to develop Parkinsonism, but what I didn't mention was the excessive strain that it put on my heart which also weakened my heart to the point of transplantation as being an option. But my recovery process later progressed to the point a transplant was no longer considered. Then living with Atrial Fibralation, a weakened heart with an ejection fraction considered to be extremely low that approximately one year after surgery I had a pacemaker/defibrillator put in. Then in the end of 2011 my health took a sudden turn for the worst, due to all the complications that developed after the heart attacks. On March 9, 2012; I restarted the heart transplant program at UCSF by getting a new heart. Now upon waking up from the transplant surgery I have a numb tingling sensation that runs the entire length of my leg (only on the front). The doctors at UCSF have determined that possibly during the transplant a catheter was inserted in the leg that is numb and the catheter that is used is large enough to do this type of damage by cutting off the flow of blood to the nerve. Now my question is: do you think I'd be able to recover some type of compensation for this injury and who would I take to court the surgeon who performed the transplant, UCSF , or the UCSF Heart and Lung program? Side note: I have developed a relationship with many of the Doctors and Nurses involved in treating me, who wouldn't.??? So taking a specific person to court would be difficult. Thank you for your attention in this matter.... Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
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