oh what a sad story...such incompetence from your doctor, I don't know the laws but I would sure talk to a lawyer...I'm sure they would be happy to take your case pro-bono.
Its only been a year post amputation so I don't see that as being over any time limit if there even is such a thing.
consult a law website for the state u live in.
Welcome to the Pain Mangement Forum. I am sorry that you had had to endure an amputation. Your story is certainly a sad one as Opus said.
I am not certain about the laws.They differ from state to state. I think the statue of limitations begins at the end of the results from the alleged malpractice which in your case would be the amputation. But that is just a guess based on personal experiences in unrelated legal issues. Malpractice is very difficult to prove. This forum is not focused on legal practices and therefore I think you would be well advised to seek legal counsel.
Best of luck in your search for answers. Again I am sorry that this has happened to you.
Take Care, Tuck
It really depends on what state your in. I would think you still have recourse though.
I know of an excellent legal advice forum that is free that consist of lawyers and law students that can answer your questions. I will locate it for you and post it in a few minutes okay:)
I can't find the one I have used in the past but these look like they may be able to help you with your questions.
I do have a good friend that is a lawyer so if you will tell me what state your in I will find out some info for you:)
Okay I found the site I use here is the link.