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Malpractice, California, USA DOI: March 13, 2012 Two months ago I certified mailed a "Intent to Sue" to both the practicing physician and his employer, the Regents of California, that gets me to a June 12, 2013 deadline. Is there anything I can do myself or with the help of a paralegal (read: inexpensive) to delay/extend the statue of limitations? I need more time to find a second opinion on a very specialized spine procedure.
NOTE: Both the physician and his employer have sent me return letters acknowledging my Intent to Sue.
That was the date of surgery. A practicing attorney recommended that I send out the Intent to Sue, and I wasnt quite sure why because I already knew the time starts from discovery, which wasnt until about 8 months ago. Did sending out Intent to Sue hurt me in that it gave the assumption that I knew of negligence earlier then when I actually did?